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Hard News: The Public Address Word of the Year 2011

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  • Lew Stoddart,

    There can be only one: munted. If for nothing else, Bob Parker, thank you for giving this term the exposure it deserves.

    L

    Wellington, NZ • Since Aug 2010 • 105 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Beagle,

    Earthquake or #eqnz

    Because... well, it's obvious really.

    New Zealand • Since Nov 2007 • 39 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    Cinderellaised (W. Peters)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    A tad past its prime, but this year's nekminnit has to be one of the most successful Kiwi memes ever. Respec.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    Red-stickered - Has expanded from original meaning - In the doco on the earthquake, someone mentioned his marriage was such. And have heard it outside Chch

    Since Jan 2007 • 149 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    Tea-pot-gate.

    Sadly.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    A bevy of RWC related phrases come to mind but I nominate "Dan Carter's groin", closely followed by "#RWC2011".

    Wellingtron • Since Nov 2006 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Lew beat me to it, but yeah, it has to be munted.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Rowan Crawford,

    "Ghost chips" seems a gimme.

    "Show me the money" less so.

    EDIT: Weepu's "I got this" has to be in there too, speaking of rugby.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I want to add Michael Lhaws because I forgot to do it last year, I coined it here and now EVERYONE uses it. I'm full of grump.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7390 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    David

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I cannot think of a swear word harsh enough to describe 2011.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Ben McNicoll,

    Actually, ...

    Grey Lynn • Since May 2007 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Tristan,

    another hand up for #eqnz surely this is the year the hash key came out of the shadows.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 198 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Also, Mate. As in Phil and John, being such "mates" in the debates.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    "Twentyeleven", because it's used as one word (the rules!) and the start of using "twenty" to describe the millenium instead of twothousand.
    Let the argument begin ;-)
    Second choice = dynamic (pron, deeneemek)

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Cragg,

    My money would have to be on Occupy. Or perhaps 99%...

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • ange wither, in reply to Thomas Beagle,

    #eqnz for me too, symbolizes some community pulling together that emerged fast and powerfully

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to merc,

    "Twentyeleven”, because it’s used as one word (the rules!) and the start of using “twenty” to describe the millenium instead of twothousand.

    This wasn’t obviously how it was going to go?

    It’s not like we said one-thousand-nine-hundred-and (or even nineteen-hundred-and) all that often.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3011 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Obviously ;-)

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    I still say twatcock was gendered :-P

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3011 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red, in reply to Ben McNicoll,

    Akshully?

    ;-)

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • Sue,

    damm sacha got there before me with mekminute

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 495 posts Report Reply

  • Sue,

    monthly sick problem

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 495 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    I'm going to get in early and say that "baubles" is going to make a comeback, cf Winston factor.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

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