Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2014

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  • Mikaere Curtis,

    twerk

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Reynolds,

    Selfie

    Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Lorde

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 759 posts Report Reply

  • Pdogge,

    ackshulee

    Tauranga • Since Feb 2008 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • dave c,

    1. textual relations ( two words I know but...)
    2. frape
    3. pfftt!

    welli • Since Jan 2007 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    comfortable

    a word associated with our Prime Minister that has been adopted by all manner of business people who when using the word should be anything but

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 537 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Exonerated.

    It seems to have a new meaning these days.

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    I suppose twerking might be a better submission, since it was the one that appeared in the media.

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • JWT1,

    "not as Prime Minister"

    Manawatu • Since Aug 2010 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Siu,

    Cray Cray

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    "Positive".

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • andrew gunn,

    refute

    Christchurch • Since Apr 2009 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Slacktivism

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Hipster

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • Alex Coleman,

    Ackshully: While sounding similar to 'actually', it means 'alternatively'.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 247 posts Report Reply

  • Matt Crawford, in reply to Russell Brown,

    A sound decision - some shit is just too nasty.

    As an aside it has been interesting seeing the word penetrate our national dialogue as NZ struggles to come to terms with the awful legacy of the case. Reporting of the recent rape trial of New Plymouth Boys' High School students was framed by references to it, as was the recent MoE review of sex education.

    May 2015 be a bit less shit...

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 58 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    XKeyscore

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • Conor Roberts,

    Ebola

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Bartley,

    refute

    transparency

    clearly

    exonerate

    Bad Tauranga • Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    "Pffffsssshhhhhttttt".

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • Jacquie Walters,

    Glove puppet

    Nelson • Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Beltway - ridiculously inappropriate in a NZ context

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Housing Accord

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Flood.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • paul drone,

    Hager

    wellington • Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

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