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Hard News: The Public Address Word of the Year 2011

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  • merc, in reply to Glen Wright,

    The stronger the tea, the better the Man Date.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Out of interest, is EQNZ ever used verbally? Or is it purely an online term?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1842 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    If nobody hears you say "#eqnz" aloud (in a forest or otherwise), can it be a "word" of the year? Or is it more of a symbol?

    I'm nominating "MOAR ROADZ" as All-Caps Phrase of the Year, after a shell-shocked first week navigating Thunderdome, uh, I mean Auckland. Thinking of trading tiny car + bus budget for a family set of jetpacks. Or possibly kayaks.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1408 posts Report Reply

  • Moata T, in reply to nzlemming,

    *curtseys*

    Christchurch • Since Aug 2011 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    I've only used it verbally with people who are familiar with it in text. Still counts, I reckon.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Jolisa,

    after a shell-shocked first week navigating Thunderdome, uh, I mean Auckland.

    Two men enter, one man leave. But that's NZ, generally.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to Sacha,

    How do you pronounce it? Letter by letter? Like "sequins" but with a silent S? Or does "sh" indicate hashtag, thus "shequins"?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1408 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to BenWilson,

    Two men enter, one man leave. But that’s NZ, generally.

    I feel sure we can tweak that and use it as a car-pooling slogan somehow...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1408 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Jolisa,

    Thinking of trading tiny car + bus budget for a family set of jetpacks. Or possibly kayaks.

    On the Shore, huh?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Jolisa,

    I feel sure we can tweak that and use it as a car-pooling slogan somehow...

    Make a whole business around that slogan and you'll be the first green job in the new regime.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to BenWilson,

    Danger is; make great green slogans and the old regime will end you.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jolisa,

    How do you pronounce it? Letter by letter?

    yes

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to BenWilson,

    Soylent green, to be precise

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to BenWilson,

    Near one of the shores... there are many in this city!

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1408 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sacha,

    Soylent green, to be precise

    Slogan's Run, innit?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    40 is the new 30

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Moata T,

    (On a )
    Mandate
    (with a)
    Teapot
    Nek Minnit...
    Liquefaction
    Munted
    (my)
    Groin
    Container

    If you'd managed to work 'occupy' (occupied) in there at the end, you would have won today's internet.

    Love your work, btw.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2326 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Sacha,

    40 is the new 30

    What to do with my last month of life....?

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2326 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    bullshit

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Groin
    Container

    points for the gratuitous cricket reference, but

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    you did get the film reference, eh

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Rich Lock,

    What to do with my last month of life....?

    Eat, drink, and be merry! Zum Wohl!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    J1719-1438

    Because a diamond as big as a planet just tickles my fancy.

    ETA: Also because Diamond Mine by David Kilgour et al is one of my favourite songs of the year.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    me? get a popular culture reference?

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Morgan Nichol,

    Smile and wave.
    3-way handshake.

    Auckland CBD • Since Nov 2006 • 295 posts Report Reply

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