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Alan-Tristram1[1]It’s the way we sway it !

By Alan Tristram
 
You said it. Or you’ll be saying it soon.
 
Our language embodies what we are — and it’s changing by the day.
 
My new and occasional column will look at and record new words and phrases — neologisms, oddities, quiddities, redundancies. The list goes on.
 
I’ll record some of the latest fads and fashion in words — and ways in which our betters are constantly mangling our lovely languages (Maori and English).
 
But first, my quote of the week from word-master, poet and pundit Bill Manhire.
 
Of his vocation, he says: ‘I cover the alphabet!’