How, how did you beat me to that?
I feel like I get beaten to the punch every year. So, sorry about this in advance, but here are all my nominations together.
From our election: Jacindamania.
From Trump: Covfefe.
From the UK: Corbynite.
From Australia: Plebiscite.
From the America’s Cup: Foiling.
From Hollywood: Weinstein.
From Hager: Naik, and Khak Khuday Dad.
From Auckland transport: Waterview.
My last contribution:
On a different vein, how about "2016". I think this year has had such an impact it deserves consideration as word of itself.
Closer to home, I think "Keyless" will come of age next year. For this year, perhaps the local word/phrase of the year is "housing crises".
In the same vein, "truthiness" and "fake news" have had time in the sun this year.
He may have won too many accolades already, but surely it is hard to go past "Trump" as word of the year, or perhaps "Trumpocalypse".
Great piece, but I think you missed some of the best bits of the promotional video. It gave examples of the stories to come, including:
"the truth about their steamy affair";
"my night with a rock star";
"destroyed by fame"; and
"ex-wives' revenge bodies".
I reckon they should share.
I'm annoyed I was beaten to refute.
Anyway, I've now voted. Once for each of my email addresses. That's allowed, yeah? :-)
Sorry for more politics, but it was an election year. To "hijack the election" was an often repeated phrase during the campaign, used against anyone raising an election issue the user didn't want to discuss.
"Refute" - meaning deny.