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Hard News: The Public Address Word of the Year 2013

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  • King Kong,

    Procrasturbation - taking time pleasuring oneself in order to avoid more meaningful activity.

    "We really have to roll David Shearer but will need Shane Jones support, where is he?"
    "I believe he is procrasturbating"

    Since Dec 2013 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy, in reply to Helen Marie,

    Penis Beaker certainly conjures up the strangest mental picture #nomoredenturesbythebed

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy, in reply to King Kong,

    Are you being sarchasmic ..

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    +1 metadata and "big gay rainbow".

    As for Madiba, I've noticed a lot of people using this like Mandela was their favourite uncle. But does anyone here actually know the cultural norms in SA for using someone's tribal name? There are plenty of cultures where such names are only to be used by relatives and/or actual tribes, or people you're in a family-type relationship with. I'm sure a lot of people reckon they're getting away from colonialism by using a non-English name, but the man himself didn't seem to make any efforts to use any other name officially.

    It may well be fine, using the tribal name, but I don't know how many people using it know that for certain. It's been bugging me this week.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Bell,

    Mum & Dad investors
    Mixed Ownership (pronounced McStonership)
    And one more vote each, if I may, for "metadata" & "twerk".

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Haircut. Especially the Cyprian or the Japanese variety.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Bell,

    A late entry into the daily media consumer's consciousness: Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Sparks,

    surveillance

    Cox’s Creek • Since Apr 2011 • 60 posts Report Reply

  • Demelza George-Franzmayr,

    twitteraunties- a group of like minded women working together through social media to keep Mangere women's refuge going.

    Palmerston North • Since Dec 2013 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Demelza George-Franzmayr, in reply to Katherine Curran,

    twitteraunties rock

    Palmerston North • Since Dec 2013 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    it seems to have been a constant overt and underlying part of so many topics, opinions, news items and whatnot in my various feeds and discussions this year, over a number of issues that spanned the globe....

    feminism

    another constant was: inequality

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    And a +1 for inequality as well.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    Did anyone do Dudebro? I've found that one endlessly entertaining.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Stewart,

    Literally

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Katita,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Roger Lacey,

    John Minto recently coined the word titford.http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/11/27/call-it-what-it-is-doing-a-titford/

    Believe it or not, I just got a reply on Twitter from the Sensibles regarding Mr Titford.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Demelza George-Franzmayr,

    And men!

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

  • Mellopuffy,

    'What the actual'

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 63 posts Report Reply

  • karen lee,

    Twitter Aunties - cos the hamper is destined for a good cause

    Since Dec 2013 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to TracyMac,

    It may well be fine, using the tribal name, but I don’t know how many people using it know that for certain. It’s been bugging me this week.

    I looked it up, and apparently using someone's clan name is a sign of respect, but it sill seems inappropriate for me to use it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to TracyMac,

    It may well be fine, using the tribal name, but I don’t know how many people using it know that for certain. It’s been bugging me this week.

    I’m glad someone brought this up. It’s been bugging me too.

    I looked it up, and apparently using someone’s clan name is a sign of respect, but it still seems inappropriate for me to use it.

    Ditto.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Yes, Not to put any PRESSURE ON OR ANYTHING but if #twitteraunties wins, then that's where the hamper's going. To Te Whare Marama. Because they deserve it. (Someone else can claim the whiskey).

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

  • Hebe,

    Twitteraunties so Jackie gets the hamper.

    Also I'm quite relaxed about that (translation: I don't give a flying fuck.)

    Big gay rainbow was wonderful.

    We need categories: WOTY overall winner etc.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    Heroine

    prize obviously to Jackie and co if.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Helen Marie,

    +1 for #twitteraunties

    Auckland • Since Oct 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

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