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Public Address 22/12/08 -- Word of the Year

Public Address 22/12/08 -- Word of the Year

England's Pleasant Pastures Seen | Dec 22, 2008 08:18
David Haywood is 2.5 months behind on everything
"Is that an Australian accent?" "New Zealand." "Oh -- you're a Kiwi. I always think it must be funny coming from such a tiny island. How many times bigger is England than New Zealand, I wonder?" "Well, in terms of land area, New Zealand is actually much larger than England...

Public Address Word of the Year: Credit Crunch | Dec 22, 2008 08:01
Russell Brown's Hard News
"Credit crunch" is the 2008 Word of the Year for readers of the award-winning local blog site Public Address -- but what does "rofflenui" mean? Several hundred of the most active users of the Public Address System, the site's busy community section, come up with a list of 31 finalists...

Flying visit | Dec 21, 2008 15:11
Jolisa Gracewood is secretly in the country
24 kid-free hours in Wellington, the checklist: Land into teeth of northerly gale, rediscover religion. No calming rosary beads to hand, console self by reworking current project's opening scene: "FADE IN Our heroine crawls out of a crashed plane, ukulele case in hand..." Yeah, that'll work.


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