What an omnishambles!
22 January 2013
A what? Omnishambles. It’s Oxford Dictionaries' 2012 word of the year, and it means a ‘situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders’. If you’re a fan of BBC2’s satirical show The Thick of It, then you’ll be familiar with the origins of the word as it’s used regularly to describe events in the corridors of power.
Are you good with words? Our Greater Life Advisory Board would like your help to find a new word or phrase for ‘retirement’ – one that celebrates the wide-ranging roles and responsibilities older people assume when they retire.
The best idea will win an Apple iPad 2 (16gb); two runners-up will each win a bottle of champagne. For full competition terms and conditions click here.
To enter, send your word or phrase to Group Marketing, McCarthy & Stone, Homelife House, 26-32 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8EZ or email firstname.lastname@example.org, by 31st March 2013.