Holiday season is upon us. Ah yes, the family get togethers, the office parties, the presents. Lots of merriment, twinkling lights and auld lang syne. And of course, the festive meals.
Lest it go unnoticed in the hubbub, however, may I point out that the 2012 “Word of the Year” has been announced?
The Oxford English Dictionary has named omnishambles, meaning a “situation which is shambolic from every possible angle,” the winner this year.
According to BBC News, the shortlist also included Eurogeddon, “the threatened financial collapse in the eurozone,” and mummy porn, a “genre inspired by the 50 Shades books.
I eat this stuff up like handfuls of popcorn at the movies.
And so, as is tradition in this blog (well, OK, this is the second year) I offer you the official holiday edition of:
Books is Wonderful 2012 Words of the Year
BindersFullofWomen’sRecipes: a collection of yellowed scraps of paper including Aunt Rose’s foolproof mashed potatoes
CrispChristie: the New Jersey governor tartly deflecting a Twinkie defense
Fatulence: embarrassing stomach sounds as one’s pants get tighter
HomecookedLand: Carrie takes a day off to uncover the secrets of her kitchen
MiddleYeastConflict: a tense situation sparked by differing opinions on how to bake bread
NobelPeacePie: making the same dessert year after year to avoid arguments
SevenNaturalWonderBread: a miracle that this miasma of chemicals was considered food
Stuffington Post: endless topics of conversation due to the inability to leave the table
The Food Hangover: Misadventures of three zany guys who OD’ed on the desserts
WarrenBuffet: a wealth of culinary riches on the holiday table
Wolf Blintz-er: CNN reporting live from the delicatessen
WontonAbbey: Lady Mary ordering takeout on Cook’s night off
… and when planning your holiday parties, don’t forget to invite these celebrities: Paris Stilton, Susan SaranWrap, Beans Affleck, Robert Poulet, CranJerry Seinfeld, Salad Field, Potatum O’Neal, Cake Gyllenhaal, BrusselSproutCrowe, and Carrots Fisher!
You can read Books is Wonderful’s 2011 Words here.