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Hard News: Public Address Word of the Year 2019: Korero phase

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  • Geoff Lealand,

    Sorry, I didn’t follow the rules (I seldom do) 🙄

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Russell,

    Susied (from the verb "to Susie) - to be the subject of an intense and vigorous interview by someone far, far smarter than you.

    Celebrates a national icon and is also a refreshing celebration of the importance of the media in a functioning democracy. I'm not in the habit of praising Simon Bridges, but I heartily appreciate this contribution to the English language.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • Euan Mason,

    C-questration - OK, this word doesn't exist yet, but it should. It's relevant, urgent, and it's preoccupied in New Zealanders over the last year. So let's make it WOTY. It can then go forth and prosper.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • HiDiHi,

    "decriminalize" (Marijuana) Because we're finally talking about.

    "Crisis" (Climate Change) Because we're not talking about it enough.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2019 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Andre, in reply to Nick Russell,

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 365 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    The “Gangs” !!!

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Peace be with you
    Christchurch
    Buyback

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    “I’m on it Bro”

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Chopper, in reply to Simon Bennett,

    +1

    Since Jul 2008 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    "Impeachment": because of its potential global impact.

    "We utterly reject and condemn you": most powerful local phrase I've heard.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5429 posts Report Reply

  • Conor Roberts,

    As-salamu alaykum

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 57 posts Report Reply

  • Bob Williams,

    I'm with Andre on this. (Extinction) Rebellion. I put it in brackets however because 'Rebellion' on its own has been a recurrent word - from Hong Kong, Lebanon, Iraq, France, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia (sorry I know South and Central America best).

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    Just returning to further (and more seriously this time) justify my earlier choice of "climate strike", because the mass action (and it's growth) is a new thing of 2019- demanding a response rather than just acknowledging there is a problem.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Privilege

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 365 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Fistonich,

    Dotard

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Graham,

    Robust

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 217 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew C,

    Mueller

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Lipscombe,

    I'd support boomer. Also, deep fake.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2011 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Bennett,

    Consent

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 172 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Greta

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Mark Graham,

    Robust

    part of local govt talk?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Luke Williamson,

    Languid. For no reason other than it is a beautiful word and will be very useful this summer.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 297 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    “woke” (as an insult) – seconded!
    - make that 'thirded' - Hi Doug...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ross Bell,

    14 grams

    - Two thirds of a soul (allegedly)...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    ‘Half-once’, just to keep it all boot-leg like and legendary. This ‘reeferendum’ certainly has more than a few cultural quirks.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

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