Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/04/word_of_the_year/

Pod slurping licks a*se antlers to claim Oz word of the year

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By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 4th February 2008 15:05 GMT

The powers that be down at the Macquarie Dictionary have voted "pod slurping" as Oz word of the year 2007.

The neologism was joined on the podium by People's Choice Award winner "password fatigue", while "infomania" and "carbon footprint" each attracted an honourable mention.

Sadly, the splendid "arse antlers" had to make do with the popular vote in the fashion category, and other indivual category prizes were handed out to "floordrobe", "cyberathlete" and "tart fuel".

According to the Macquarie Dictionary voting panel, pod slurping boasts an "inventive and sensuous appeal" - which is kind of true when you put it beside such lexicographical spawn of Satan as "blogosphere" - but suffice it to say Vulture Central has issued an edict declaring that the first staff member* to use it in anger ("Yeah, I'll file the story in five, when I'm done pod slurping") will suffer the traditional punishment. ®

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El Reg's strategy boutique is, of course, exempt from this proscription, relying as it does on buzzword-based vocab to drive its whalesong-backed blamestorming brainstorming power brunches.