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Hard News: Word of the Year 2011 -- The Vote!

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  • Lilith __,

    can anyone else imagine a band called Twat and the Coquettes?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Whew! So I am at least a year behind in everything! Choice!

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

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Lilith __,

    S’alright. Twatcock is so 2010 ;-)

    'fraid so :-(

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3597 posts Report Reply

  • Tamsin6, in reply to Sacha,

    utterly rooted, if you will

    Now theres a term I haven't heard for a while...in all kinds of contexts...I still snigger childishly when I hear the American usage 'rooting for ya' etc. I am still 12 years old in my head at times.

    London • Since Dec 2007 • 123 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Tamsin6,

    It's like an American (USA) male introducing himself - and this has happened 4 times with me- "Hi! I'm Randy!"
    Geez mate, enough already-

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

  • Tamsin6, in reply to Islander,

    Snort, yes Randy heh heh heh - I think I just regressed to 10

    London • Since Dec 2007 • 123 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    World of the year?
    Well comet really...
    You'll be pleased to know
    that the recently discovered
    Comet Lovejoy survived
    yesterday's brush with Mother Sun...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Well comet really...

    Correct Sir. All through the RWC we had a bunch of guys jumping up and down shouting "Comet eh Comet eh rargle rargle"or something.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4947 posts Report Reply

  • Lew Stoddart,

    My fellow Public Address twatcocks, consider the axiom of revealed preference.

    By my count, 48 out of 83 comments to this post so far contain or refer to the word 'munted'.

    L

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

  • George Darroch,

    nek munnited surely?
    ;- /

    Pruhnunseeayshuyn.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2136 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Did munted become common in chch this year? And if so was it through the media or just local spread of word? I can't say I've heard ANYBODY in my Auckland walk of life use it this year. And I'm a Westie (+ Westie high school teacher). I've been using it myself for donkeys years and still use it to imply really drunk or broken but can't say I hear many others use it and I had no idea why it was even on the list until I read posts here.

    I went for RWC2011, nek minnit and ghost chips. Cliched, but then that's kind of what this is all about I guess.

    Since Nov 2006 • 879 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Yamis,

    I can't say I've heard ANYBODY in my Auckland walk of life use it this year. And I'm a Westie (+ Westie high school teacher)

    Kiss of death then. Like, once I'M IN UR SOMETHING, WHATEVERING YOUR WHATEVER got picked up by academia it was well & truly, um, munted for regular usage.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3597 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Ward,

    It may be of interest that 'red-stickered' is currently being increasingly used in Nelson.

    Nelson • Since Jul 2011 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Bruce Ward,

    It may be of interest that 'red-stickered' is currently being increasingly used in Nelson.

    So I've noticed, and without the media feeling the need to explain their use of the term. My sympathies, being yellow stickered was more than enough for me.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3597 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    How quick we forgot but didn't forget....

    Arie.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1502 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ross Mason,

    YES.
    But he is a person, not a word-

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

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ross Mason,

    How quick we forgot but didn't forget....

    The Facebook Justice for Arie page is still pretty active.
    Somehow I get the impression that he's not interested in being a public face. Good for him.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3597 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Tautoko

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

  • Kiwi Nomad,

    Ooops... looks like I'm too late to nominate 'Assholocracy'...
    As in, we are living, in the age of the assholocracy. Just witness the Republican contenders for the USA presidency, or the whole Arab Spring thing which has been a process of bringing down assholocracies. Italy suffered under one until recently. Russia and Syria are now protesting against their own crooked assholocracies... and then there's NZ...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The results are in.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

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