'Omnishambles' is word of the year

Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It

The word "Omnishambles" has been named Word of the Year.

The title - which is defined as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations" - has been awarded the honour by Oxford Dictionaries in a new poll.

Omnishambles - which was coined by the writers of TV comedy show 'The Thick of It' - recently inspired the British press to describe Republican Mitt Romney, who recently lost the US Presidential election to Barack Obama, as "Romneyshambles".

Other words recognised in the poll include "Mobot", the name of British Olympic hero Mo Farah's victory dance, and "mummy porn", which has been used to describe E L James' erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

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