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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2020: Discussion and nomination

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  • KathrynB,

    Mask

    Auckland • Since Nov 2014 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • KathrynB,

    #NZHellhole

    Auckland • Since Nov 2014 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to cindy baxter,

    we only did bubbles for a short while

    They are re- screening TVCs for the It's Not OK campaign this week and the associated address is still .. safebubble

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Russell C,

    Working from home

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    anxiety
    DumpedTrump
    Pandemic

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Omni-shambles,

    Zoom

    Huapai • Since Dec 2018 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Russell C,

    Unprecedented

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Sarah McL,

    Epidemiologist

    Nelson • Since Dec 2020 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Sarah McL,

    Quarantine

    Nelson • Since Dec 2020 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Sarah McL,

    Communidy (as in the Jacinda version of community) communidy spread, keep our communidy safe, communidy cases etc

    Nelson • Since Dec 2020 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Russell C,

    New normal

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Harvey,

    But surely the word heard by far the most was 'Trump'? Love it or hate it, 2020 was dominated by his name.

    Westmere • Since Nov 2006 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    home delivery

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sacha,

    And our covid bubbles smoothly transitioned back into a housing one. #bubblyjubbly

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Lyall,

    Ruled out

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 60 posts Report Reply

  • Tadhg Stopfordnz,

    Nopers

    Grey lynn • Since Mar 2020 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Tadhg Stopfordnz,

    Cannabis :)

    Grey lynn • Since Mar 2020 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Russell, sorry for neither reading nor following the new rules. Too many new things to get used to this year!

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3218 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    anxiety

    If no one had proposed this word I'd have done it myself.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Referred reeferendum

    In reference to a legal challenge to the cannabis referendum result.
    A group of more than 350 people is asking the High Court to void the vote on the Cannabis and Control Bill, claiming poor and inaccurate information generated confusion among voters.

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Post-yak

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Essential worker

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Beagle,

    Home.

    We stayed in it, worked from it, flew back to it, couldn't afford it. Wherever we were and whatever we were doing, the value of home was brought into sharp relief.

    New Zealand • Since Nov 2007 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Caitlin Carew,

    You're on mute

    Wellington • Since Dec 2020 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Ewan Morris,

    infodemic

    and on a similar note: rabbit hole

    Since Nov 2006 • 48 posts Report Reply

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