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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2015

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  • chris, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    CampbellLive

    I was tending towards Linger’s Flagging, but I think I prefer the message this sends.

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Tantalizing

    Coq

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1587 posts Report Reply

  • lynne walker,

    sorry

    Auckland • Since Jan 2011 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    I like quaxing, but it's regional. Christchurch has equally good area-specific words, but they would mean nothing to the rest of NZ.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Most New Zealanders

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Wichid,

    Leafy

    Auckland • Since Jul 2015 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Daesh has been making a late run.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 948 posts Report Reply

  • Scott A,

    Edgelered is worth a nod, too!

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • jimfu,

    The word that has irritated me most this year is 'rightsizing' - political weasel speak for 'you're fired'.

    Hamilton • Since Dec 2015 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Hermans,

    KOF. Though this one may not reach a crescendo until next year.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2014 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • James Littlewood*, in reply to Hebe,

    Christchurch has equally good area-specific words

    Do tell.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 410 posts Report Reply

  • Don Reid, in reply to chris,

    I think Berm Gardener was a minister in Muldoon's first cabinet.

    Hobart, Tasmania • Since Jul 2014 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Katita,

    A couple of words I've heard enough of ...

    'perjury'

    'match-fixing'

    And something we now don't have enough of ... 'advocacy journalism'

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 65 posts Report Reply

  • Vivid,

    Media-Party

    Wairarapa • Since May 2015 • 43 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hebe,

    I like quaxing, but it's regional.

    hey it has even gone international, though the dolt who inspired it remains far too close to Auckland for anyone's good.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19636 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    fleg

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19636 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Scott A,

    Edgelered is worth a nod

    wasn't that last year? :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19636 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Is hosking attempting to kill quaxers?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10629 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to BenWilson,

    or inciting others to do so

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19636 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Hebe,

    I like quaxing, but it’s regional

    Cantabrians can go quaxing if they want to. It's probably even more popular there, being a flat city.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10629 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Dominant

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10629 posts Report Reply

  • william blake,

    Breathless children. From the Groser.

    Because it was meant to annoy and it did, sums up the attitude of the current administration to critique.

    Since Mar 2010 • 377 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Mansplain

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to BenWilson,

    so popular they don't even have a name for it :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19636 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    It probably doesn't win the New Zealand WOTY, but "safe space".

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3202 posts Report Reply

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