Omnishambles

The Oxford Dictionaries UK word of the year 2012 is the delightful “omnishambles“.

Coined by the writers of the satirical television programme The Thick Of It, an omnishambles is a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, and is characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.” (Oxford Dictionaries)

The Oxford Dictionaries USA word of the year is “to gif“. Not quite as great as omnishambles, but decent nonetheless. Also, now a verb.

What do you reckon to the choices? I’m definitely a fan of omnishambles, that’s for sure, and I’m positive it will see a lot more use from now on!

Onwards!

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