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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2018

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  • Lindsay Vette,

    Smocking gun

    Grace Millane

    Tauranga • Since Nov 2006 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • David Zanetti,

    GDPR. Pretty much every corporate has been spooked and scrambling, and it's part of the focus on "our" data being gathered and used that seems to be swirling around this year.

    Since Aug 2014 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • caycos,

    Neve.

    Her birth being a pretty defining moment both in NZ and globally..

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 29 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    Brexit. (as in total clusterfuck)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Sandra Bowden,

    Canadians go home!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Beagle,

    Collusion. As a US cultural colony I'm sure we've all heard that one too much.

    New Zealand • Since Nov 2007 • 46 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Beagle,

    Fascism.

    (A depressing thought that fascism might be the word of the year in 2018.)

    New Zealand • Since Nov 2007 • 46 posts Report Reply

  • Omni-shambles,

    Omni-shambles.

    Because omni-shambles.

    Huapai • Since Dec 2018 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Rowan Crawford,

    Birds Aren't Real — because this is the year that Poe's Law has taken a hell of a beating.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 27 posts Report Reply

  • KathrynB,

    1.
    #metoonz
    These are the NZ stories
    2. Freezepeach
    We heard a lot from right-wingers claiming free speech for racists, misogynists, and nazis this year and ,sadly, I expect a lot more next year.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2014 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    E scooter

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    metoo

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Derham,

    Lime

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Reeferendum - such a great pun

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Soymon Bridges

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • JLM,

    Wicked. In all its senses

    Judy Martin's southern sl… • Since Apr 2007 • 239 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Grift.
    Because Donald and friends.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    For word (or phrase) of the year I nominate:
    'Virtue signalling' - strongly used by the inadequate to deflect self-judgement.

    Plus a special mention to the punctuation mark of the year : !
    aka the humble exclamation mark, the screamer, a slammer if you like - once of a solitary persuasion, they now cluster round the end of sentences like so many rubberneckers at an accident!!!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Fortnite.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    How about 'Ross Asset Management'
    or am I mixing my scandals and years...?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Luke Williamson,

    Woke
    TERF

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Andy Williams,

    Bridgesticulation

    feeble pointing the finger across the chasm that separates privileged butthurt from reality

    Nelson • Since Dec 2018 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Joshua Arbury,

    What about "Coalition"?

    For two reasons:

    1) The first true MMP coalition government has held up better than most people expected.

    2) NZ First's obsession with calling is a coalition government, instead of a "Labour led" government.

    Auckland • Since May 2009 • 236 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    incel

    centrist

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mr pharmacist,

    Loose leaf.

    Since Oct 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

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