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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2013: Metadata

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  • B Jones,

    Woohoo!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 976 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to B Jones,

    Woohoo!

    Congrats! Can you email me asap by clicking the icon at the bottom of the post?

    We'll get that schwag to you soonest.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Glad to see Yeah Nah at least gained an unintended mention. :-)

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    Speaking of being so over things, did anyone nominate "disruptive"?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • SteveH,

    So, I think I deserve some props for voting for metadata, fuckstrating, and selfie in that order.

    Since Sep 2009 • 444 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to SteveH,

    So, I think I deserve some props for voting for metadata, fuckstrating, and selfie in that order.

    Respect!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Very meta column, Russell! ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • B Jones,

    So, um, anyone got any good recommendations for a tinbum whisky neophyte?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 976 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Werry, in reply to B Jones,

    Laphroaig FTW

    Since Mar 2009 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • kiwifarang,

    Or a nice old Oban for something a little easier on the palate.

    Christchurch • Since Aug 2007 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Roger Lacey,

    The online voting form didn't display in my version of Google Chrome and I didn't have the attention span to fire up another browser to check, just hit the refresh button today to see if it was fixed and found it was all over. Not worried about it, I don't think my choices would have made much difference to the overall results.
    Have a great christmas season Russell and thanks for your hard work bringing us Public Address year after year.

    Whatakataka Bay Surf Club… • Since Apr 2008 • 148 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    This Clynelish bottling seems an exceptional buy at $89.

    Add on Adelphi's excellent Private Stock blend for $45 and you've got quite a lot of good whisky for your $34 top-up.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Just been given a bottle of Midleton by a very fine friend, which is, I gather, a seriously nice drop. Can't touch it yet, but I'm gazing at it lovingly and stroking its wooden box* :)
    *this is not a euphemism!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2091 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    A good choice. Even though I still don't really know what it is.

    But that was the easy part, now we need to vote on how to say this word.

    Day-ta? Dar-ta? Datter? Depending on your choice of TV viewing, you can hear any of these.

    PA needs to sort this out fast, or anarchy will prevail.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1321 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Just did an online submission on this bill. Intrigued to see the M word there on the right hand side column.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Alistair McBride,

    Would you consider a New Year contest for the best sentence that contains a minimum of 7 of the wonderful words?
    Need new sponsors for a prize no doubt!

    Also for the whisky neophyte – The Singleton from Glen Ord is a smooth wee drop, and Oak aged Glenfiddich offers a different, almost velvety touch.

    Hamilton • Since Dec 2006 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Melville, in reply to B Jones,

    Whisky neophyte - Ardbeg will change your life.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 199 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    That said, 'Wrecking Ball' just sounds like someone taking a shit.

    Vile. "Wrecking Ball" is a great pop song. Miley knows how to do singles.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Yes. I heard Busy Signal's Royals rework in the car on Tuesday night (thanks Stinky Jim!) and just grinned as I drove for three solid minutes. Glad someone else loves it to bits too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Ben McNicoll, in reply to B Jones,

    anyone got any good recommendations for a tinbum whisky neophyte?

    If you like celebrity endorsements, manly men Ron Swanson and Jack Donaghy both drink Lagavulin which I'm quite partial to.

    Can second the Oban too. And I've had a couple of nice Auchentoshans.

    Grey Lynn • Since May 2007 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    I love Laphroaig, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for a whisky neophyte?

    Lagavulin was developed as a rip-off of Laphroaig, but is in fact smoother (and frequently cheaper) and probably easier to take as a beginner?

    Interesting that of all the different regions and styles available for possible recommendation the three with more than one mention so far (the two above L's, and Oban) are all from the isle of Islay... where all the whisky's are made over fires fueled from peat and all have (to a greater or lesser degree) peaty / smokey flavours compared to most mainland malts...

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 887 posts Report Reply

  • Pete,

    If you're a real neophyte start with a bottle of Pigs Nose blended then work your way up to single malts

    Since Apr 2008 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to FletcherB,

    I love Laphroaig, but I’m not sure I’d recommend it for a whisky neophyte?

    Lagavulin was developed as a rip-off of Laphroaig, but is in fact smoother (and frequently cheaper) and probably easier to take as a beginner?

    Supposedly, in the 19th century, Lagavulin’s distiller sought to copy the Laphroiag style.

    If that’s really what happened, I’m glad he failed, because (to take the bottlings we most commonly see) the Lagavulin 16 is a vastly better whisky than the Laphroaig 10.

    I don’t want to offend anyone, but while Laphroaig tends to be the first single malt anyone can name, it’s nothing exceptional. I’ve tried less common bottlings of it and they all taste pretty much the same to me. I prefer the Ardbeg in the same style.

    Also, Lagavulin’s definitely more expensive than Laphroaig. Whisky Galore currently has the former for $135 (quite a good price) and the latter for $97. (That said, Whisky & More had the Lagavulin 16 from its grey-market sources for $89 last week. I got some.)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Pete,

    If you’re a real neophyte start with a bottle of Pigs Nose blended then work your way up to single malts

    No! Pig's Nose is soft, but it's nowhere near the Adelphi Private Stock blend for quality and costs $20 more.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Vile. “Wrecking Ball” is a great pop song. Miley knows how to do singles.

    We're going to have to differ on that. It just sounds elephantine to me.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

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