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Hard News: It was a munted year

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  • DeepRed,

    And expanding on the word of the year...

    Munted & shunted.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4365 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to B Jones,

    love it

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Listening to you talking on the wireless, about the phrase nekminnit. I think the phrase is popular because it sums up life so neatly. Make your plans, you fools, because nothing is surer than that a curveball is just round the corner.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    I'd like to propose 'ghost jobs', as in the content of the Prime Monster's phantom 'recovery.'....

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 370 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Craig Young,

    Don't be addict...*

    Prime Monster’s phantom ‘recovery'...

    Cut off a limb and still feel the pain...

    *We got a jonkey on our back...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Hill,

    Does any one here know the provenance of 'munted'?

    Palmerston North • Since Mar 2008 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner, in reply to Stephen Hill,

    North of Canterbury...

    Since Nov 2006 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner, in reply to Marcus Turner,

    No. That's Marlborough...

    Since Nov 2006 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Anne Zablocka, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Three words in the top 10: ‘occupy’ ‘99%’ and ‘Arab Spring’ , relate to the changing world order. That’s heartening.

    I'd be inclined to put 'Fuckeulogy' in that category as well.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2011 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Further to the 99% – the 99c.

    And in case you were wondering, it does grow on trees.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to Russell Brown,

    He actually seems to have been reported to have said “trunk”, “trunks” and “truck”.

    Clearly, Bob’s diction has slipped since his TV days.

    Or the reporter's hearing isn't that great - or, given that the details of sewerage systems are not a matter of common discussion in non-munted years, the reporter or Parker or both wasn't familiar with the usage and that contributed to the misuse. It's pretty easy to mispronounce or mishear words when they're in a context you're uncertain of, and "main sewer trunk" is not a common turn of phrase. (I mean, I'd hope the mayor of Christchurch was familiar with its waste disposal systems pre-quake, but.)

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2093 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    I mounted the munted mule.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 304 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    I mounted the munted mule.

    Was that a confession or an observation Sam ?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 503 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    Oh I wish “twatcock” was reported the same way last year.

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 144 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Just to set the seal on the year, North Korean state television is announcing the death of Kim Jong-il.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    *We got a jonkey on our back…

    Alas, not enough voters found it in themselves to spank that jonkey.

    I wish “twatcock” was reported the same way last year.

    Never fear, twatcockery is always with us, whether or not reported by the MSM.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 921 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Pete Sime,

    Oh I wish “twatcock” was reported the same way last year.

    Looking back, I'd forgotten that this was "liquefaction"'s second year in the charts. And I never did manage to work the word "ambipudendral" into conversation...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Bridging 'munted' and 'occupy' comes news of a 14% payrise for Christchurch City Council's ceo.

    Christmas has come early for a controversial Christchurch chief executive whose salary has skyrocketed to more than $500,000.

    Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt has received a $68,129 pay rise, taking his salary from $470,400 to $538,529 a year, effective from July 1 this year.
    ...

    Marryatt's remuneration increase was in line with other city chief executives, Parker said, including Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton ($500,000) and Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates ($490,000-$499,000).
    ...

    Marryatt's annual salary package has increased 45 per cent during his four years at the council, rising from $370,825 to $538,529.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16794 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker, in reply to Sacha,

    10% compounded pay rise p.a.
    off a very low base, of course.
    the deserving 1% then.

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 634 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sacha,

    fuck o dear...these people clearly dont live in our world eh?

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

  • Geoff Lealand,

    For fuckin' doing what? Marryatt was not a success when he had a similar position with the Hamilton City Council.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2321 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Stephen Hill,

    Still trying to hunt it down...Orsman' Heineman's "NZ Dict." no help - neither is the 2-vol. Oxford dict. of NZ English...

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

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Marryatt was not a success when he had a similar position with the Hamilton City Council.

    But I note he still got huge yearly pay rises there as well, the last one being after his contract renewal, just 3 months before he jumped ship to Chchch. What galls me most is that he has had these over the top pay increases here regularly and yet he still tried to get a directorship on one of the council's companies and then it turns out he's coining it as a director of the CCC's new insurance company, (Civic Assurance), which has placed council staff in an invidious position over the decision, while he ostensibly recuses himself from any decisions to do with it, including the recent decision to help bail it out I'd imagine.
    You'd think when you are paying some tosser, who still has his home in Hamilton, half a million bucks to run your city, you could demand they don't work for anyone else!

    I'd also like to know how much the CCC is paying their Auckland law firm for all the advice they must be getting at the moment, seems they must be paying an Israeli PR company as well - I'm expecting early morning bulldozers to appear to destroy these hillside houses to save the citizens from themselves
    (just like they did with the St Albans pool)
    </grrrr>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    We can hate - what else can we do?

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

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