Public Address Word of the Year 2009

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  • James Littlewood*,

    350

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 410 posts Report Reply

  • Cheryl Bernstein,

    For me, it's got to be Whimsicle Fuckery. Via Regretsy

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Malcolm Ibell,

    ..incidentally (and nothing at all to do with this topic), is the tour of The Civic still on for Saturday?

    It most certainly is, Geoff. I shall post details on the original thread, either later today or tomorrow morning.

    Deepest Sandringham • Since Nov 2008 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • James Littlewood*,

    Or for those who object to numerals:

    Threefiddy

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 410 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Entitlement

    As in a sense of.

    Prevalent among politicians (English, Hide, Harawira etc), the directors of failed finance companies who continue to build enormous mansions and drive flash cars, and failed former politicians who would like to slash government spending and tax so they can keep more of their loot.

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    I hope the not so subtly coded supersonic race-baiting we've seen from Labour recently is going turn out to be a polling flop, and end up being quietly forgotten... Win-win-win, to dredge up another ghastly cliché.

    Agreed, and my other hope is that when Labour finally wake up to reality and accept that Goff is unelectable, they will dump him and their new leader will firmly distance the party from Goff's reprehensible race-baiting rhetoric.

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    Carly Binding Referendum

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    Some great coinages here, but from the nominations so far, my vote goes to "Sorry". Sorry if anyone disagrees, but that's your problem. Sorry.

    Another one churned out constantly is "Ishoozaround". There are no longer problems or obstacles or factors or features or advantages or disadvantages or any of those previously useful nouns. They're all dead.

    There are only Ishoozaround ... everything.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1330 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    InTimeForTheWorldCup

    As in "The <substitute here anything requiring capital investment> must be ready InTimeForTheWorldCup

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    strail - verb. to trail behind the 'stralians. Also strailer - noun. someone who advocates more of these policies.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I vote: InTimeForTheWorldCup.

    Will I have made dinner InTimeForTheWorldCup?

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    I vote: InTimeForTheWorldCup.

    My vote too.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Way,

    ANONYNUTS

    Since Dec 2006 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    My nominations so far are going to Icetralia, Teabagging, Glibertarian and the splendidly sneeze-like Ishoozaround.

    I've also noticed lately the increased presence of the word stakeholders. Once upon a time you might have heard that someone was consulting parties affected or parties concerned - now they only consult people who have some kind of metaphorical shareholding in an issue. Presumably the concerned but not sufficiently 'stakeholding' (according to some definition) can shove off.

    So stakeholders get listened to, but the rest of us get something else, which brings me to my own coinage of insultation - the political process of seeking a wide range of views concerning an already decided future course of action.

    Can I throw in a late vote for Prominent Entertainer?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    insultation - the political process of seeking a wide range of views concerning an already decided future course of action.

    Nice. As well as indicating contempt for, erm... stakeholders, it also carries connotations of insulating the decision from accusations of lack of consultation.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • st ephen,

    Dunno about Word of the Year, but my vote for Post of the Year goes to the guy who took time out in his 2nd-ever PAS post to give Craig a few tips on netiquette...

    dunedin • Since Jul 2008 • 254 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I think every time I hear the word 'stakeholders', it takes a week off my life.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Ooh - as just brought back into my mind by the estimable Danielle, can we add Death Panels to the list?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Is the word journey from this year, or has it been around interminably? I suspect the latter intermanibility.

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

  • tomachi,

    I like James Francis's "sorry" with silent "not" in front. :)

    Auckland • Since Dec 2009 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Karen Crisp,

    Is the word journey from this year, or has it been around interminably? I suspect the latter intermanibility.

    Was going to suggest the same, but didn't as the word has seemingly been annoying me *forever*.

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I think every time I hear the word 'stakeholders', it takes a week off my life.

    Yup, it's shallow and evasive and hence so very 2009.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    I'd like the phrase it's knowledge, bro to receive some consideration from the judges. But I also think that denier has a lot of resonance at the moment.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Journey was probably at its most pervasive, and annoying, in 2003.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Jonty,

    U-turn

    -- what, me turn? Oh, well if everyone else is going, would hate to be johnny-no-mates -- that's the Key.

    Katikati • Since Mar 2007 • 102 posts Report Reply

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