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Manglish: new buzz words of 2011

Posted by: 2ue | 20 December, 2011 - 8:34 AM
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What were the worst words and phrases we all had to endure this year from politicians, corporations and government agencies, and especially the teenagers? Manglish is the mashing up of everyday phrases.

Dr Neil James, Executive Director of the Plain English Foundation and Author of Manglish speaks with 2UE’s Peter Berner & David Prior of the new and invented buzz words of 2011.




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  • 'Its sustainable' is another one that gives me corns in the ears. And rank incompetent Gillard's - 'it's the right thing to dooooooo' makes me feel ill.

    Sam Tuesday 3 January, 2012 - 8:20 AM
  • Like, yeah going forward!

    Keep children safe, keep them off the roads! Friday 30 December, 2011 - 8:46 PM
  • Tell-tale, "At the end of the day" is usually just a misleading politician's end-justification for something ominous, being forced onto the upset, helpless electorate. i.e. uncontrolled, skyrocketing electricity prices 'at the end of the day' we will be better-off with the carbon tax. At the beginning of the day, they can all get stuffed.

    Jerry Friday 30 December, 2011 - 6:33 PM
  • Robert, and I thought I was one of few, but ateotoday,
    I see your nerves are a tad grated too

    Sandra Thursday 29 December, 2011 - 2:51 PM
  • 'All things being equal' and 'It's the right thing to dooo' - are worn out Jul-liar Gillard phrases I keep hearing and they give me gastro-enteritis!

    Justin J Wednesday 21 December, 2011 - 5:19 PM
  • The best use of 'manglish' which is not only the mixing up of words and phrases but the use of useless words and tautology! Madame Jul-liar takes the cake with her recent garbled speech in which she referred to her utterly incompetent, failed, wasteful minority 'government' as "we are us".

    Sam Wednesday 21 December, 2011 - 6:31 AM

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