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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2016

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  • Deborah,

    post-truth

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1444 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Also, "fake news"

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1444 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    clusterfuck

    applies to just about everything this year

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 532 posts Report Reply

  • Felix Geiringer,

    ​He may have won too many accolades already, but surely it is hard to go past "Trump" as word of the year​, o​r perhaps "Trumpocalypse".

    New Zealand • Since Aug 2014 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Felix Geiringer,

    ​In the same vein, "truthiness" and "fake news" have had time in the sun this year.

    New Zealand • Since Aug 2014 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Iain Thorpe,

    Post-truth has to be it.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2015 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Brislen,

    Bigly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 198 posts Report Reply

  • Lew Stoddart,

    Hillary Clinton called it: deplorable.

    L

    Wellington, NZ • Since Aug 2010 • 109 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    2016. The word of the year is the year, what with so many denouncements of 2016 as a very bad year.
    My other pick is alt-right.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette, in reply to Paul Brislen,

    Do you watch Last Man on Earth? Best show of the year, other than Steven Universe.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Doug Hood,

    post truth or Brexit for me

    Kingsland • Since Oct 2009 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    brexit

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19428 posts Report Reply

  • dave c,

    words that come to mind post-truth, clickbait, skux, 'Pie Munster'

    welli • Since Jan 2007 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sacha,

    damn your flying fingers, Doug :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19428 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Stiff competition this year, but I feel I must put in a vote for 'shit-weasel'.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4620 posts Report Reply

  • Jenny Kay,

    Awesome. Everything is "awesome" Especially Innovation.

    Yes, 2016 is the year of Awesome Innovation!

    Wellington • Since Dec 2016 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Shane Le Brun, in reply to Paul Brislen,

    I also nominate bigly, it is actually word apparently.

    Since Mar 2015 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Butlin,

    Majestical

    Auckland • Since Dec 2016 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    post- truth or post-fact have to be it

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4374 posts Report Reply

  • Rowan Crawford,

    Kleptocracy. It's interesting to see how effective shame was in preventing blatant abuse of power by the arrival of someone who doesn't feel it.

    Also: Harambe. Hopefully self-explanatory.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 26 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Dead. It’s been a bigly deading year.

    Slow-slip. Geological, but seems like a metaphor for Western society.

    Subduction.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2882 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    If I was going to be intellectual about it I'd say "confirmation bias" or the more common "echo chamber" to describe the way people have stopped listening to opposing views or ideas.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4374 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Attachment

    As phrases are allowed: 'This is fine' as in the meme.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 610 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    Americentrism...

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2142 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Not heard that much, thus far but gathering steam for a late run, methinks - Trumpenproletariat
    https://thesparkspread.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/todays-neologism-trumpenproletariat/

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7565 posts Report Reply

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