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Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: The Vote

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  • Hebe,

    I reckon the # embeds the contender in 2014: winner should be whoever hashed it first.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I’d just like you all to know that Pete George is very disappointed in you and your chosen words and feels that WOTY “seems to have become a partisan exercise in political point scoring.”

    Priceless.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Soon Lee, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I note that his word of the year is "selfie" which coincidentally is Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year.

    In 2013.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2013 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Soon Lee,

    Selfie /ˈselfē/ (n) A state of mind experienced by those who find themselves in the unfortunate position of being the sole commenter on their own blogs.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Soon Lee,

    Well hey, I just got namechecked. Thanks, Pete, does this mean that I am now world famous in New Zealand? Achievement unlocked?

    As a new member of Russell Brown's troops (though I never took his shilling), I'm curious: is there a base? Does all of it belong to us? Will there be cake or is that a lie?

    Very surprised. Much wow.

    So meta.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2013 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    pffft

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Russell Brown,

    WOTY “seems to have become a partisan exercise in political point scoring.”

    Brilliant.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Soon Lee,

    As a new member of Russell Brown’s troops (though I never took his shilling), I’m curious: is there a base? Does all of it belong to us? Will there be cake or is that a lie?

    You'll get your cake when you complete the initiation process. Sacha will explain the details. It's nothing to worry about, although you might want to bring a change of clothes.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    PAS irregulars .

    Obsessed partisan politics, dude? Bring it on.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ... you might want to bring a change of clothes.

    In my experience, a full latex onesie is advisable.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Soon Lee,

    So meta.

    Wow, indeed it is. And I was like...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Alfie,

    In my experience, a full latex onesie is advisable.

    Unconfirmed photo of PAS Great Blend.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Alfie,

    In my experience, a full latex onesie is advisable.

    This is never, ever true.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    rearguard action...

    WOTY “seems to have become a partisan exercise
    in political point scoring.”

    That's so true, and what did the poor 'Right' ever do to us to deserve that, eh?
    This joyless Dexter Division dearth will be the death of us....
    It does get in,
    porous....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Soon Lee,

    I’m curious: is there a base? Does all of it belong to us?

    Who rigs every Oscar night? We do! We do!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    You’ll get your cake when you complete the initiation process. Sacha will explain the details. It’s nothing to worry about, although you might want to bring a change of clothes.

    I'm not sure if cake is a step up or a step down from a toaster oven. Craig?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2932 posts Report Reply

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