Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2016
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Bigly. Surely has to be a word popularised by Donald Trump
mark taslov, in reply to
2010. Incidentally my sister is the heavyweight champion of mansplainers.
James Littlewood*, in reply to
I know I'm jumping the gun, but I'm with
I have nothing to add to that. Definitely. Weasels are an imported pest, devouring our natural resources and - by extension - our cultural and economic points of difference. And you couldn't really get more 2016 than that.
And, while shit-weasel is a gender neutral term, it is far from species neutral. We can join in the whole my-species-is-better-than-your-species rhetoric that has dominated global politics this year, yet from a position of infallible moral safety.
Fuck off, shit-weasels! Damn, that felt good. Thanks Emma.
Having said that:
Ian Dalziel, in reply to
I’m making a pattern with my suggestions
We are all of us on a quest for the golden meme
so that the whole is to the greater part
as that part is to the smaller part
looking for a certain ratio...
a proportion that is considered to be
particularly pleasing to the eye/ear.
but I digress...
2016. This year.
post-truth. But Trumpenproletariat has legs too
" Trumpled [by a herd of elephants],Trumpatros[round our necks]
and 'legacy"[not a used Subaru,but what JK didn't leave behind]
Post-truth has to be it. Or "Trust me".
I just came across 'gas lighting' in relation to the post-truth world of Trump. Here - I know Teenage Vogue - right?!
or ... The Donald
The rise of the Alt-Right has to be considered, as it only really became mainstream this year.
Brexit and Trumpageddon are both worthy
Also is it word of the year or the best words if so we need to consult the Donald Bigly quick as apparently he has all of them
tbh not sure I have any words for this absolute fluster-cuck of a year.
Kaikoura's been clusterfucked (and will be again by central government, if the Chch experience is anything to go by).
Though the Brexit campaign, the rise of Trump, the fall of the "expert", and the spread of “fake news” appear to be covered by blusterfuck
Build a Wall
Mainstream Media (a.k.a. fake news)
Russia (or bad bad evil Russia)
Probably "yuge" should be thrown somewhere in the mix, or under a passing bus
Clusterfucked seems to be the natural successor to 2011's munted; the only problem then is, where do we go if 2017 is worse?
Black lives matter, Trump, Brexit, French beaches, Brash ....
I had a few suggestions, but if it's anything other than Brexit, your system is broken.
Nominated because of the change in meaning. Previously, "a small, select group" (as in 'elite athletes at the Olympics').
Now it means anyone who has read a book, or likes to get their news from journalists who read them.
JessicaRose, in reply to
This is a reply not a woty
Because the the word just might fall out of usage now....
Russell Brown, in reply to
Hmmm. That could work.
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