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The Oxford English Dictionary has the neologism (new word) "omnishambles" as its Word Of The Year for 2012. The OED's blog this recent addition to the English vocabulary as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized a of blunders and miscalculations". It is a noun and is used . The word is a combination of the "omni," which means "in all ways" or "of all things," and "shambles," which means "a of total disorder from every possible angle". The word was first in 2009 in a BBC political comedy but to prominence earlier this year after it was used to attack the British government by at eight politicians in the British Parliament.

Other words in Oxford's ten include "Eurogeddon" - the threatened financial in Europe - and "second screening" – to watch television and a such as an iPad simultaneously. The texting acronym "YOLO" – you only live once - also it onto the list. Oxford said there was no omnishambles would be added to its dictionary. It said the word first had to " the test of time". Oxford selects its Word Of The Year "to the ethos of the year and its potential as a word of cultural significance". Past winners include "podcast," "carbon footprint" and "credit ". This year's American winner is "gif" – the extension of many images on the Internet.

 


 
 

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