Public Address Word of the Year 2009

  • Russell Brown,

    It's time to choose the Public Address Word of the Year for 2009. There'll be a debate then a vote -- and rewards from Matawhero Wines for the perceptive and the fortunate. Start talking!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

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  • James Francis,

    I think the word of the year is 'Sorry" - with a silent 'not' in front of it.

    St John's, Newfoundland • Since Nov 2006 • 121 posts Report Reply

  • Heather W.,

    Blackout

    North Shore • Since Nov 2008 • 189 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    #allwhites

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Pantywaist

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Gracewood,

    Rebrash

    Orkland • Since Nov 2006 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Retwiti

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Caleb D'Anvers,

    Whanganui.

    London SE16 • Since Mar 2008 • 482 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    #outrageous

    Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Caleb: excellent!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Danyl Mclauchlan,

    Icestralia: Noun. Portmanteau of Iceland and Australia. The belief that our economy can 'catch up' with Australia by doing the opposite of everything they've done.

    McCully: Verb. (to McCully: third person singular simple present. McCullied: past participle). To decieve or mislead a person or group of people for no reason other than the mistaken belief that it enhances ones own reputation for cunning and political strategy.

    Glibertarian: Noun. Politician who simultanously believes that all welfare and other forms of state spending should be abolished and that taxpayers should bankroll their luxury holidays.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Secret Agenda should get a special George Romero Medal for Zombie Rhetoric. It shambles along, is becoming increasingly incoherent, skanky and gross, but just don't won't lie down and stay there.

    Special mention should go to Motherfucker which magically became the Swiss Army Knife of vulgar insults -- simultaneously racist, "demeaning to women" and everything else but a startling reminder of the incest taboo.

    I think the word of the year is 'Sorry" - with a silent 'not' in front of it.

    And, once more, Madonna is saying what we're all thinking.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    excellent!

    No, that was 1992's word of the year.

    Get with the times, daddy-o.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Teabagging - verb. An act of imaginary political anger towards an imaginary Big Government. Highly common among loyal followers of Fox News. See glibertarian.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Caleb D'Anvers,

    excellent!

    :)

    I have to say, though, that "Icestralia" is genius. I'm going to do my darndest to work it into conversation today.

    London SE16 • Since Mar 2008 • 482 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    Haraweary: How the Maori Party feel about their prodigal son.

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    No, that was 1992's word of the year.

    Get with the times, daddy-o.

    Touché. Oh, and I should credit Conor Roberts for retwiti. Lest people think I'm actually witi.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    I guess it’s not likely to be retarded

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    ..and I guess we have had our fill of going forward, especially when Don B and his mates want us to regress?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2558 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    ..incidentally (and nothing at all to do with this topic), is the tour of The Civic still on for Saturday?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2558 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    Porkbone politics

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis,

    "White motherfucker"
    Who would think it, let alone say it

    But my vote has to go to;"Glibertarian: "

    Or Brashterian in fact I like mine better

    Talk about a sense of entitlememnt

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Whanker.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Balancingourenvironmentalresponsibilitieswithoureconomicopportunities.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Rochelle Hume,

    Whanker

    Has my vote!



    Castastrophuck also a favourite (combo catastrophe/clusterfuck)

    Warkworth • Since Sep 2007 • 34 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Porkbone politics

    Ah, but to even being to analyse the role of Freud's concept of projection in political rhetoric is well above this thread's pay grade. I hope the not so subtly coded supersonic race-baiting we've seen from Labour recently is going turn out to be a polling flop, and end up being quietly forgotten... Win-win-win, to dredge up another ghastly cliché.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

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