Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: The Public Address Word of the Year 2013

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  • Jason Dykes,

    Quite frankly

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Jason Dykes, in reply to Hamish,

    I'm quite relaxed about that

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Sara Bee,

    #eqnz because, still...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Lipscombe,

    I'm for selfie or hashtag...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2011 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Lara,

    Authentic.

    Most overused word of the year.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2009 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Beersies

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Rebuild (not yet).
    Tired.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Helen Marie,

    Penis beaker.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Matt Godfrey,

    Broadband Rollout

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Susan Snowdon,

    Night market

    Since Mar 2008 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Thrash Cardiom,

    Penis beaker

    I had to google this one. How odd (is all I have to say).

    CHB • Since Nov 2006 • 55 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    My word/hashtag of the year is: #twitteraunties - it's become a bit of A Thing, a Meme, a cry to action.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Katherine Curran, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    #twitteraunties +1

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2013 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Bennett,

    'Chorus' (of disapproval). Cf 'Rollout', 'copper' and 'UFB'

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 172 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    Cis (A word I learned this year).

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    I have already nominated meta, but Madiba is a word I learned of this year (how long have others here known of it?) which has some importance.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3207 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen R, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    Wegege

    Did you mean Wewege? Or is there a meme for mutilating his name that way that I've missed?

    Wellington • Since Jul 2009 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    S'later (as in 'see you later'). Or 'horacle'. Or 'geesees'beebill'.

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

  • JessicaRose,

    Upcycle

    Auckland • Since Sep 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • JessicaRose,

    Paleo
    Ancient Superfood / supergrain
    Nutritional powerhouse

    Also second selfie, crowdsource and twerking.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • JessicaRose,

    Sustainable

    Auckland • Since Sep 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • JessicaRose,

    Gentrification

    Auckland • Since Sep 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • Dastardly Bounder,

    My favourite this year has been Ubermenshe. Probably not the most populist word for 2013 but still a good one. Followed by Coniption.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2012 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Glenn Pearce,

    Foiling

    +1

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

    Disingenuous

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

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