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astanaKZ



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:49 pm    Post subject: OED word of the year Reply with quote

http://tumblr.thefjp.org/post/35646316360/omnishambles-oed

The Oxford English Dictionary’s 2012 word of the year is “omnishambles”.

Although omnishambles is still most commonly used in political contexts, usage has evolved rapidly in other contexts to describe any debacle or poorly managed situation. Omnishambles, derived from omni- (‘all’) and shambles (‘a state of total disorder’), has given rise to its own derivative, omnishambolic, indicating that potentially this is a word with staying power.
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Jessiemiles



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent word. I've used it twice in the last 3 minutes Smile
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Nexus



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, should come in especially handy for teachers at BKC and other McSchools!
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Omnishambolic? Is it a word? Many omnishambolics about in BKC and MacLand...
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