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Hard News: The Public Address Word of the Year 2011

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  • Sacha, in reply to hamishm,

    The presence or absence of Phil Goff seeming to have no bearing on the poll numbers for Labour

    you're joking, right

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16496 posts Report Reply

  • hamishm, in reply to Sacha,

    Well, partly. The election seemed to have been decided in many people's minds long before it actually took place. I thought Goff did well, aside from his numbers gaffes he was credible and energetic. People seem not to have been clever enough to see it and contrast it with Key's disinterest with the whole thing.

    Since Nov 2006 • 345 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to hamishm,

    People seem not to have been clever enough

    Let's not slag voters on a non-political thread, eh.
    Election thread over here

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16496 posts Report Reply

  • Rachel Prosser,

    Yeah. When my 69-year-old father used it down the phone to me from Christchurch earlier this year, you could've knocked me down with a feather. I asked him how things were in Christchurch: he said simply, "it's munted." Words both failed and achieved spectacularly in that one moment.

    I had a similar moment when my Mum used it. It sounded like a swear word, and I've never ever heard her swear.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2008 • 225 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JLM,

    Just at the moment my WOTY is Mojo!

    Gotta love that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18715 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Just at the moment my WOTY is Mojo!

    Gotta love that.

    Was wondering what youse were talking about but then I checked the news. YES!!!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    MMP deserves to be on the list now. Although it has been around for almost two decades it has now been confirmed as a NZ institution.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2030 posts Report Reply

  • Roger Lacey, in reply to Scott A,

    Radler

    That's Radler (TM) isn't it?

    Whatakataka Bay Surf Club… • Since Apr 2008 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Grevers,

    ravaged - because for several months the media were incapable of printing or speaking the word "Christchurch" without prefixing the phrase "quake-ravaged"

    New Plymouth • Since Jul 2011 • 123 posts Report Reply

  • Evan Yates,

    I think Munted is certainly the NZ "mot de l'année" 2011.

    As an aside, I have a problem with "Nek Minnit". I've listened to Levi's rendition in his video multiple times and I'm 100% sure it should have been "Nex Minnit" or even "Neks Minnit".

    I know I'm 1 against a billion on this, but "Nek Minnit" really grates, because I am sure I hear a sibilant in there. Perhaps I should start a Facebook page "Nek Minnit Should be Nex Minnit"

    Hamiltron, Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Nov 2006 • 190 posts Report Reply

  • Biobbs, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    ...he sure looks like he's been licking some decals off in that video...

    The River Mouth, Denmark • Since Jan 2011 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    brownlee (adj): canterbury water flow

    mandate (n): a prime-ministerial chimp’s tea party

    railroaded (adj): describing
    1. National Party approach to lawmaking (but not to public transport);
    2. city councils’ experience of national government.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 874 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    relaxed (adj): describing the permanent state of
    1. John Key’s diction; 2. John Key’s sphincter
    as he surveys the nation from his throne.

    RWC (n): poorly planned event, with barely passing result achieved.

    tsunami (n): …
    [definition swept away by events]

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 874 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    [edit: brownlee (adj) --> (adv)]

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 874 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Richard Grevers,

    who'll wear dismantle?

    for several months the media were incapable of printing or speaking the word “Christchurch” without prefixing the phrase “quake-ravaged”

    I'll offer up deconstruction on the same grounds
    2011, the year when a city became a concept, and
    boy, did they (we) ever expose its hidden internal
    assumptions and contradictions and subvert its
    apparent significance or unity.

    we are post-postmodern!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    who'll wear dismantle?

    The Emperor's old clothes?.

    we are post-postmodern!

    Might as well pick it up, now that academic arts faculties have been all but deconstructed. A dirty job but someone's gotta do it.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3386 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    a city became a concept

    and our memories are increasingly full of references without referents....

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Maybe we could have 2 WOTY's, because Christchurch really has so many and then there are others pertaining to other stuff from all over the world. Both are obviously equal.
    Jus' sayin'

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6025 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Hijack. But I plead relationship to last coupla posts.

    I DO hope this Chch Earthquake Stuff article is not the first indication that Brownlie et al are getting to their planned end game.

    The family just wanted to be paid out so they could move on.

    "I don't care what happened, so long as something happens," she said.

    Good to see 'da family' is actively involved with Chch welfare. Are we truly that desperate for employees? The ultimate mates rates".

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Hijack

    We've been discussing EQC-related matters most recently on the last couple of pages of this thread. I've added a comment this morning about EQC defending its payments to contractors.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16496 posts Report Reply

  • Kris V,

    If we're allowed to vote for least-liked word/s of the year, you know, the ones we'd like to see crawl off and die somewhere, my votes go to resilient and stoic.
    Sooooo over it, in every which way.

    Bah Humbug to Xmas, roll on Rhythm & Alps.

    Shakeytown • Since Nov 2008 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Add to that, icon

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2288 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    I love the way linger has erm refreshed those words!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Karen White,

    My vote is for Munted.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    I first heard 'munted' from my then 14yrold neice (she's now 29.)

    She said her Walkman was munted. I asked, "Er, munted?"
    I remember her reply - "Haddit, buggered, useless."

    I always welcome new words - created or derived- to the omnivorous English language. But I cant be bothered voting for one that's been around so long...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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