I read yesterday that omnishambles has been named as the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary. I like made up words – especially if they’re ‘linguistically productive’. Omnishambles is my new favourite word. The origins of the word date back to 2009 when it appeared in an episode of the brilliant The Thick of It. Of course, The Thick of It was broadcast by …wait for it… the BBC.
I bet omnishambles isn’t the word of the year at the Beeb! It’s too close to the truth at the moment.
Interestingly, I read about this story on the BBC website – apparently the irony escaped them!