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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2014

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  • Tony Kennedy,

    In no particular order:
    80%LVR
    WTF
    Uber
    Aye
    Beheading
    Dirty
    zeroday

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Brislen,

    Creamery.

    you know it makes sense.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 198 posts Report Reply

  • Gary Elshaw,

    Comfortable

    "I'm comfortable with that"

    Apia, Samoa • Since Mar 2011 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    On the local political scene two things stood out for me

    Mandate

    as in "we had a mandate to do whatever the F we liked"

    and

    "Everyone does it"

    When presented with yet more reprehensible behaviour, as if that was some reasonable excuse ... or even true.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4450 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    Gigatown and the infinite variations upon said spammery.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Andrea Eden Low,

    garner

    (to garner; s/he was garnered - homicide by cop)

    Grey Lynn • Since Dec 2007 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Puffed up little shits
    Glove-puppets of Cameron Slater

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Lucinsky,

    HagerBomb

    an enclosed dislocation • Since Dec 2014 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    West City Baptist. A recent new term for for anachronistic and violent thinking.

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 350 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Big Reveal

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 759 posts Report Reply

  • Ewan Morris,

    Beltway - ridiculously inappropriate in a NZ context

    Can we have a vote for the word we never want to hear again?

    Every time I hear/read media people in New Zealand talking about the Beltway, I want to yell: "THERE IS NO BELTWAY IN WELLINGTON!!!!'

    Since Nov 2006 • 46 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald,

    So many possibilities already posted.

    I'll go for....."...a step too far."

    as in: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11325069, and
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/241716/key-says-act-event-not-endorsement, and
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/250742/minister-should-resign,-says-fish-and-game

    I'd post more similar links, but that would be, well, a step too far.

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1344 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Lucinsky, in reply to Ewan Morris,

    Ditto.
    This makes me yell at my transistor every time.

    an enclosed dislocation • Since Dec 2014 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Brown,

    1 more for 'Attack blogger'

    Auckland • Since Mar 2013 • 136 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Wilton,

    aucshully

    it would be good to get a definitive spelling

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    'but what I _can_ say'

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19680 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    smear

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19680 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Ooh ooh oooh I got one.

    A bad look.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    A bad look.

    "Is it okay?" repeated fourteen times in a row.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • weka, in reply to Ewan Morris,

    Do you have an appropriate NZ alternative for beltway, given it get used as an analogy rather than literally?

    Since Dec 2014 • 17 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Many different candidates:

    * Rawshark
    * #DirtyPolitics
    * Hagerbomb
    * Textual relations
    * Attack blogger
    * Team Ctrl-Alt-Delete Key
    * Abuse of Gower
    * Cut The Crap

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5415 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Wilton, in reply to weka,

    Transmission Gully

    Kapiti expressway

    Te Aro Bypass?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to weka,

    NZ alternative for beltway

    Thorndon Bubble

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19680 posts Report Reply

  • Graham Dunster,

    Honourable.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    Angry Andy

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

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