Some Words of the Year 2006
Capturing acts of random violence on video phones.
Curious turkey-themed snack ‘popularised’ by Jamie Oliver.
‘Immediate sainthood’ – chanted by crowds in
St Peter’s Square after the death of Pope John Paul II.
(Illegal) international transfer of prisoners,
often to facilitate torture.
Buying, using, then returning goods.
The addictive nature of PDAs.
Cleanskins & Lillywhites
Individuals without prior criminal or terrorist associations.
Charity street ‘muggers’.
A platonic date between two heterosexual men.
Also Mandals · Male sandals.
Also Murse · A male purse.
 The pervasive influence of the Arab-Israeli
conflict on world politics;
 The fact that post-9/11, Madrid, and 7/7, Western states
now also live with the reality of suicide attacks;
 The adoption of Israeli tactics for tackling terrorism.
A pun on Mujahideen, used to deride a class of political Bloggers who comment on the world from the comfort of their homes, presumably in the comfort of their pyjamas. (Adopted by some activists as a badge of honour.)
The medical treatment of obese patients;
derived from ‘baros’, the Greek for weight (as in geriatric).
Undesirable physical contact by strangers,
such as that suffered by waitresses, or commuters.
A blog containing video.