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Hard News: The Public Address Word of the Year 2011

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  • Richard Grevers, in reply to David Ritchie,

    Dan Carter's groin

    Did you have to mention groins, David? Now you appear to have jinxed Vettori's as well!

    New Plymouth • Since Jul 2011 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Joshua Arbury,

    A vote here for earthquake or #eqnz . I suspect in 20 years time that's how we'll look back at 2011. What a mad year.

    Auckland • Since May 2009 • 217 posts Report Reply

  • Rowan Crawford,

    CGT

    #HipstersForGoldsmith

    TROTIE

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Just gotta be Nekminuite.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4895 posts Report Reply

  • casahuia,

    Anyone else thing ACT should officially rebrand as the Tea Party?

    Since Feb 2007 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    I'll put a bid in on Murdoch, per et fil. Both worthy of their A Team namesake, and chewed up many, many column inches on and off-line.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac, in reply to JackElder,

    Jack, complety and utterly OT, but where do you get your tattoos done in Wgtn?

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 487 posts Report Reply

  • artig,

    yaknow

    Seems to be creeping in everywhere as a placeholder when explaining something that the listener obviously does not know. Sometimes, yaknow, I just can't help counting the number of yaknows speakers use, especially when they start out, yaknow, with two or more in a single sentence.

    BoP • Since Oct 2010 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Light,

    Red zone?

    Since Sep 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    McCully?

    Trains?

    Auckland Public Transport?

    Party Central?

    Emergency Button?

    PS: Does the word(s) have to have been used? Or can we build one from events??

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1497 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    Seismic shift.

    Sara/Cera.

    Sir Stephen Donald.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    Liquifaction

    87

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    munted

    wellywood

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Prostetnic Vogon Joyce.

    Breivikisation.

    Berlusconification.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4355 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    "White-Anting"

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    rebuild phase

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Anonymous Author,

    Phone hacking.
    Fracking.
    Zumwohl.
    Nunniversary.
    The price of milk.
    Pippa Middleton.
    Pippa Middleton's sister.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Bumpads.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    Haircut

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Anonymous Author,

    PS: Does the word(s) have to have been used? Or can we build one from events??

    Do you mean like this?
    Cessna.
    As in: Some people believe that when compared with Pippa her sister is a Cessna*.

    *little plane
    (I, of course, would neither objectify the person nor personify the object).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Alf Beater,

    "Look", or maybe, "Oh, look". Government ministers use it all the time in interviews when they want to dismiss a tricky question while seeming to be "relaxed" (John Key's word for 2011).

    Wellington • Since Dec 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Alf Beater,

    “Look”, or maybe, “Oh, look”. Government ministers use it all the time in interviews when they want to dismiss a tricky question while seeming to be “relaxed” (John Key’s word for 2011).

    The NZ version of "don't you worry about that", methinks?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4355 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to DeepRed,

    The NZ version of "don't you worry about that", methinks?

    As long as we're in the wacky world of Joh Bjelke-speak, was the Epsom tea party an example of "feeding the chooks", Premier Joh's favourite phrase for dealing with the media?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3555 posts Report Reply

  • PaulC,

    Mandate ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2011 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Fuckgedunderthetable/doorway/outside -- Most used parenting phrase in Christchurch this year.

    Then; a minute later: SorryIdidn'tmeantoswear.

    Most used in general section: "That was big." ( and Emma Hart was nowhere near.)

    Most used overall (includes texts): R u ok

    Honorable mention for the most weaselish: Dynamic

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

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