After I blogged yesterday about some media incorrectly calling Afghans, Afghanis, Grant Robertson pointed out that a few weeks ago John Key called them Afghanistanians.

I’d like to make clear I take no responsibility for the Prime Minister’s inventing of new words 🙂

He does this quite often. I suspect his staff have told him that even though he is Prime Minister, he really should stick to using existing words instead of inventing new ones. But to no avail.

I know the Dominion Post has been compiling a list of words invented by John, and in due course they will publish the extended New Zealand Dictionary (PM’s edition).

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