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Hard News: The Public Address 2012 Word of the Year - and Decade!

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  • JacksonP,

    Has anyone done iPhone yet?

    Or the more generic 'smart phone'.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2426 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Monetise (for the decade). Such a horrible word.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2497 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I am in favour of bringing back words such as higgledy-piggledy and jeepers

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2497 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    Name of the Year: Kim (from Kardashian to Dotcom via Pyongyang).

    Interview Word of the Year: Look ...

    New Zealand Word of the Year: Australia

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1200 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

    Has anyone done iPhone yet?Or the more generic ‘smart phone’.

    Android?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    A toss-up between:

    - neo-crusader
    - Great Recession
    - Android
    - crowdsourcing
    - leaks
    - illiberal democracy

    My personal favourite expression? "All down the shitter".

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5312 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Benson,

    drone

    Auckland • Since Dec 2007 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    Last year W. Peters obliged the WOTY hunt with “cinderella-ised”. And today he gives us "irrebuttable". Which at least has the decency to be a real word.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 157 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

    Pop-up shop.

    Since Dec 2006 • 230 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    The neverending Global Financial Crisis. GFC year/decade

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • MeToo,

    Cabbage-boat.

    (Or was that 2011?)

    Outer Auckland • Since Dec 2012 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Anecdata

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10488 posts Report Reply

  • Rowan Crawford,

    Oh! Honourable mention for the decade has to go to fuckeulogy as well.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 26 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara,

    I quite like fauxpology - and blog for WOTD (as in PA's 10th anniversary).

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 114 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    The GFC. Then:

    Bailout

    Collateralized debt obligations

    Toxic

    Stimulus

    Allan Hubbard

    High Frequency Trading

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1582 posts Report Reply

  • tonyH,

    WOTY:
    batshit
    frankenstorm
    novopay

    WOTD:
    blogosphere

    Pakuranga • Since Nov 2011 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Just putting sitzpinkler out there as it's a word that deserves wider usage ..

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 796 posts Report Reply

  • Anonymous Author,

    WotY: Mahy, Baumgartner, boson (as in Higgs).
    WotD: Apple, terror, Crocs (as in I'd rather put my head in the mouth of one than wear two on my feet).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • John Armstrong,

    Decade: wiki

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Suboptimal: it is.

    Zip it Sweetie (phrase for December); it's getting play in our house.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2879 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to John Armstrong,

    Decade: wiki

    There is that added word again: Leaks!!

    It's taken over from everything-gate

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1582 posts Report Reply

  • John Armstrong,

    Ps I bagsed 'kiosk' in the party on thread a while back. Any prizes forthcoming to go to Mr Ng..

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    WOTY: Marmageddon, Fink.

    WOTD: Obama (who'd have thought a decade ago a black guy would win the presidency in a landslide. Twice.)

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Another addition to WOTY: Leveson.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5312 posts Report Reply

  • MeToo,

    Word of the decade: meh.

    Outer Auckland • Since Dec 2012 • 2 posts Report Reply

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