Oxford word of the year 2012: “Omnishambles”

The Oxford University Press has chosen omnishambles as word of the year, defining it as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations”. Coined by the writers of the British comedy television series The Thick of It, it has been employed in several contexts, from the government’s PR blunders to the London Olympic Games, and was picked exactly because of its widespread use and linguistic productivity. ( Read more)

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