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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2014

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  • Lilith __,

    Lorde

    The word on everybody's dark-lipsticked lips.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lilith __,

    wow. how did we miss that one?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Lilith __,

    Lorde

    The word on everybody’s dark-lipsticked lips.

    FYI, it was the #7 word in last year's poll.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Josh Petyt, in reply to Sacha,

    We didn't. Grant McDougall suggested it back on page 2.

    Japan • Since Apr 2014 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Josh Petyt,

    phew. how did *I* miss it?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Lorde should win the WOTY, even if only because I'm tired of the corrosive base nastiness of #dirtypolitics.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Katharine Moody, in reply to Sacha,

    Lorde should win the WOTY, even if only because I’m tired of the corrosive base nastiness of #dirtypolitics.

    'Frozen' was much bigger :-).

    Wellington • Since Sep 2014 • 798 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    true. there's another word

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Sandra Bowden,

    Inequality?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Robust

    Ede

    GOFFEDESISEDESLATERMSM ____JK (out of the loop eh)

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    To be fair, "Lorde" was buzzier in 2013. Another word should get a shot this year.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Has anyone mentioned the very positive 'twitteraunties'?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3205 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    To be fair, “Lorde” was buzzier in 2013. Another word should get a shot this year.

    Seems pretty buzzy to me...

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • william blake,

    Peak beard

    Textses

    My bad

    Since Mar 2010 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Monkey Selfie

    It's the animal kingdom's critique of the entire human race.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Bennett,

    Priminstersoffice.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 172 posts Report Reply

  • Stamper Stamp,

    Muppet

    Auckland • Since Feb 2014 • 27 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Sparks,

    We should never forget #dirty politics

    Cox’s Creek • Since Apr 2011 • 60 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Black Ops

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Well! I'll be......(fill in expletive here)

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Ferguson,

    Ebola

    New Zealand • Since Dec 2014 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    There’s another one: Taxpayers’ Onion. Though it might have been a Freudian slip on Russell’s part.

    Oh no. It was very deliberate.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Felix Geiringer,

    Sorry for more politics, but it was an election year. To "hijack the election" was an often repeated phrase during the campaign, used against anyone raising an election issue the user didn't want to discuss.

    New Zealand • Since Aug 2014 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Has anyone mentioned the very positive ‘twitteraunties’?

    FYI, #8 on last year's list.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    As a reminder, here's the winners list from 2013. Some of the terms have bleed through to 2014, but others, like Wewege and twerking, are solid icons of 2013.

    1. Metadata
    2. Fuckstrating
    3. Selfie
    4. Beersies
    5. Berm
    6. Big Gay Rainbow
    7. Lorde
    8. #twitteraunties
    9. Wewege
    10=Rape Culture
    10=Twerking

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

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