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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2014

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  • Chelle Hope,

    Privilege: It has been attached to all of the major international news narratives I can think of and a good number of domestic stories. I don't go a day on social media without it being employed and debated somewhere. The debate around it is becoming both more polarising and complicated, if that's possible.

    Hastings • Since May 2014 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Climate change.
    Adaptation and mitigation.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    Nomination for Auckland WOTY...

    "CV"

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 499 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Whaledump.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Wilton,

    Leftwing Blogsters

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Soon Lee,

    Fundamentally.

    Definition: Well, it's contested.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2013 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Synthetic high

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    mana.
    A word of 2014 in the sense that it's not likely to play a major role in NZ politics in 2015.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1889 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Wilton,

    Where is Paddy Gower trying to make MANban happen?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Johnny Canuck,

    Cut the crap, John.

    Vancouver BC • Since Feb 2013 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Kim_Wright,

    screaming left wing conspiracy theory

    (otherwise known as a true record of events)

    Wellington • Since May 2009 • 57 posts Report Reply

  • Peter McDermott,

    Conspiracy-theory

    Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Muppet

    as beloved by John Key
    although a puppet himself, he does like to 'keep his hand in'
    - look for his new book of epic epithets:
    Puns and Duty - the humour of the House

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    The hacker known as "Rawshark".

    Leadership.

    Akshully.

    Capital gain.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Bubble.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10633 posts Report Reply

  • Peter McDermott,

    Nu Zilders

    Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    Name of the Year: Kim

    (Jong Un, Kardashian, Dotcom ...)

    Otherwise my vote for Word of the Year would be [ ... ]

    because there are no words any more. John Key has removed all meaning from them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1321 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    'Chit Chat'

    Finlayson's reading of parliamentary select committee processes
    and not a discussion of ministers spending

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Moment of Truth

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10633 posts Report Reply

  • Kim_Wright,

    Black Ops

    Wellington • Since May 2009 • 57 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    'Pretty legal'*

    and other fictions and flights of fancy from Steven Joyce
    the pre-eminent eminem miner

    (this has been bandied about in Stuff's list of 'phrases of the year' too)

    * alot like the Treaty of Waitangi in relation to sovereignty

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • adPro,

    TeamDirty

    Wellington • Since Nov 2008 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Thalia KR,

    I agree it really has to be Dirty Politics.

    But 'rape culture' might be second.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2014 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Kat Saunders,

    Bae

    Feminist

    Ferguson

    Caliphate

    Kim K's Butt

    New Zealand • Since Dec 2014 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Clint Fern,

    Textual relations

    Nelson • Since Jul 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

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