Public Address Word of the Year 2009

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  • George Darroch,

    Dunno about Word of the Year, but my vote for Post of the Year goes to the guy who took time out in his 2nd-ever PAS post to give Craig a few tips on netiquette...

    I vote for this one by BenWilson as by far the best this year.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2118 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Has anyone thrown Lhaws (or Lawhs) into the ring yet?

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

  • Sam F,

    I'd like the phrase it's knowledge, bro to receive some consideration from the judges.

    Happily seconded. Here's the exact origin in case anyone forgot.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1549 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    "Outrage" is probably due for another go.

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 846 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Has anyone thrown Lhaws (or Lawhs) into the ring yet?

    I was hoping somebody would!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Then I am happy to have obliged, Dottore.

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

  • John Fouhy,

    Haraweary: How the Maori Party feel about their prodigal son.

    Exhonerated: What happened to him.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 87 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    Copenhatin - a visceral hatred of the socialist lesbian UN taxation program justified by the lie of global warming (see also Wishating)

    "Super" and Celebrity Justice must get a running somewhere too...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1717 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I feel weary and devalued just for mentioning it, but: Party Central?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1549 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    1. Democracy
    2. Carly Binding Referendum - Classic.
    3. Urgency - the scary side of Govt on steroids.
    4. Copenhagen
    5. Underclass - as in sterilise the...

    That about sums it up, IMhO.

    It's been a hell of a year...

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Knowledge Bro,

    I'd like the phrase it's knowledge, bro to receive some consideration from the judges.

    I, for one, second that and would like to put in for consideration "It's Steven Judd"

    Lord Ben Egwok

    Behind the fridge • Since Mar 2009 • 58 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Semmens,

    I was thinking:

    Entitlement
    Sorry
    Gilberterian.

    Then i thought there was something poetic about those three...


    Entitlement

    Sorry I did that

    Gilberterian.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1738 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    It's knowledge, bro is the only one I've managed to use offline and got a general laugh. My vote.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • horse,

    Relaxed.

    Palmerston North • Since Feb 2007 • 32 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Wasn't "Lhaws" covered by "whanker"?

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Gilberterian.

    The Fountainhead adapted as comic opera?

    EDIT: Google reveals that Gilbert and Sullivan did a comic opera on the very theme of corporatisation and market values as applied to government - Utopia, Limited. Well I never. </threadjack>

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1549 posts Report Reply

  • Matt Crawford,

    "Relaxed" - as in "I'm feeling...".

    How do you you feel about:
    more NZ troops in Afghanistan? Relaxed.
    Double Dipton caught out? Relaxed.
    youth unemployment? Relaxed.
    Minister of the Crown mocking the cycleway? Relaxed!

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • James Francis,

    Wouldn'tappearontheprogramme

    St John's, Newfoundland • Since Nov 2006 • 112 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Well, look, it would be great to see some of the fantastic words that Prime Minister John Key uses in his world class oratory.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

  • elsketcho,

    Urgency.

    for example: 'the Government pushed the legislation through under urgency on a vote of 68 to 53...'

    Auckland • Since Aug 2007 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    __Haraweary: How the Maori Party feel about their prodigal son.__

    Exhonerated: What happened to him.

    I'm sorry if this injures any of you, but it occured to me and I thought it should be recorded somewhere...

    Hone soit qui mal y pense.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1094 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Ohhhh...

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Has anyone mentioned Recession?

    Yorke of The Atatu • Since Feb 2009 • 787 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Well, look, it would be great to see some of the fantastic words that Prime Minister John Key uses in his world class oratory.

    Robyn, did you ever see this?

    In response to further questioning the Prime Minister refined his position, saying: "‘Look, if directly called upon to embark on an adventure I would probably go. You have to look at the specifics. If I were to be accompanied by Gandalf himself and any high elves then probably, yes, but if it was going to just be some dwarves and a bunch of hobbits then that would not be a high priority quest for me."

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1549 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    U-turn? Just shoot it in the head and bury it in an unmarked grave -- it just strikes me as stupid and rather dangerous, considering how much time we spend bitching and moaning that politicians never listen...

    Which reminds me, Democracy deserves a nomination for Semantic Quick Change of 2009. Who would have throught 'democracy' would end the year meaning out-sorcing legislation to badly-designed opinion polls?

    Has anyone mentioned Recession?

    Got you trumped there: TECHNICAL recession -- which is so much better than one of those jobbies hand-made out of taffeta and macaroni elbows, I guess.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11783 posts Report Reply

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