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Never mind omnishambles – my personal dictionary tells you all you need to know about the past year

There were many words and phrases that made it big in 2012. Omnishambles. Gangnam Style. Fifty Shades of Pleb. There were also many equally evocative words and phrases that never made the headlines, because they didn't exist. But now they do, because I've just created them for this, your cut-out-and-keep Dictionary of New Words: 2012 edition.

Appministrate (appministrayt) verb. To spend hours playing frivolous iPad games despite being the prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Our bloody appministrator-in-chief is so addicted to Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds I'm starting to wonder if we should just glue a joystick to the floor of No 10 and tell "DVD Dave" it's a video game in which you have to run a country.

Armchair Paralympian (armchayer-parra-limp-iain) noun. Someone unable to use their legs »

- Charlie Brooker, The Guardian

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