Public Address Word of the Year

December 17th, 2007 at 7:23 am by David Farrar

Public Address have announced their word of the year as “Te Qaeda”.  The first use of it, according to Google, was by Seamonkey Madness at 4.08 pm on the day of the raids.

The overall top ten are:

1. Te Qaeda
2. Sub-prime
3. It’s business time
4. Sustainability
5. Reconditioning
6. Rotation
7. Smacking
8=. Not okay
8=. Carbon
10. Xtra Service

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14 Responses to “Public Address Word of the Year”

  1. Al-Girta (60 comments) says:

    Surge.

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  2. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    spin-parrot

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  3. GPT1 (2,121 comments) says:

    Phrase of the year:
    “cancerous and corrosive”
    “that’s Trevour”
    “my officials told me to do it”

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  4. Seamonkey Madness (328 comments) says:

    CarboNZero

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  5. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “it’s business time’ was first past the post..

    (and should have got ‘phrase of the year’..

    there are no other contenders..)

    yet..preferential voting pushed te qeda..(?)..to number one..

    (go figure..!..eh..?..)

    (i guess in some (small?) circles..?..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  6. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    ‘global economic meltdown’ has a certain resonance..

    eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

    and surely…ipcc..?..

    climate change..?

    global warming..?

    (as i said..’small circles’..eh..?

    doyathink they are in danger of disappearing up themselves..?..)

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  7. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    and i guess ‘not okay’ is de riguer in the salons of grey lynn..?

    and ‘smacking’ is so ‘last-issue’..

    (yawn..!..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  8. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    and yes..the whole fucken planet/economic infrastructure are most definitely ‘sub-prime’..

    and what happens to sub-primes..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  9. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    oh..!..btw..

    the ‘silly season’ in the mainstream media is coming up..

    but never fear..!

    whoar is here..!

    as a glance at my archives will show/prove..

    that while the rest of the new zealand media ‘snoozes’/pumps out mindless pap..

    whoar still brings you 15-20 cracker/ripping new/relevant stories..every day..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  10. cubit9f (356 comments) says:

    It’s a “Beltway” issue

    Time to “Move on”

    Trevor!!!

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  11. Kimble (4,438 comments) says:

    “Te Qaeda”

    I reckoned at the time it was an instant classic.

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  12. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Well the winner wasn’t “…”.

    Something to think about phool.

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  13. PhilBest (5,121 comments) says:

    Agree Kimble, Te Qaeda was an instant classic.

    May I suggest a new NZ specific term? “Clarkist” and “Clarkism”.

    It would embrace a whole raft of “ism’s” that take too long to spell out otherwise.

    Has it already been used?

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  14. Mike Readman (363 comments) says:

    Number 10 is an oxymoron surely.

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