2022 has been a year of excellent wordplay. Of the 561 words published, more than 100 received one vote or more. The Top 10 contest was extremely close, with a number of entries getting the same number of points: in those cases, the word that got the most votes takes precedence.
Geoff Williams is our winner this year with “Anziogram”, which turned out to be prescient: Geoff was a prolific contributor with a delightful sense of humour, as the results over the past few years attest.
As has often been the case in the past, several of the winners are “one-word wonders”, whilst our more prolific contributors are limited to one word each for the Top 10 category and two in the others. Congratulations to all our winners.
|A secret map of a site for a seaborne landing in Italy during the Second World War
|A holiday for polygamists.
|Briefly falling asleep during short pauses whilst reading and waking up again after a period.
|Overly self assured actually incompetent idiot.
|Having the ability to read minds but not caring to
|When your date leaves the bar with someone else
|The ability of a tool, machine, or process to successfully fail at its expected purpose.
|The ability to not get frustrated while you try to reset the clocks on the oven and the microwave so they show the same time.
|A sardonic divide
|Putting off s*** that you don”t want to do
|BEST OF THE REST
|Raucous moosic herd in fields
|The amount of luggage that a crow can carry on a commercial aircraft
|Bedtime headache medication
|A very prestigious tennis tournament played at England’s hallowed grounds but restricted to nuns only.
|Decision to begin diet on one’s date of birth.
|Why your car’s tires and catalytic converters are missing
|Preparations for safe sex
|How dogs communicate
|The key ingredient required to grease a pig
|To make something worse by playing with it
|1] A perturbation in your moral compass compounded by a fertile imagination
2] A dirty mind
|How you feel when you have a stuffy nose and find that you’ve also developed a Dutch accent.
|“as I lie in heavenly repose I’d like to thank my director and producer as well as my legions of fans who stayed with us when this sitcom first piloted…”
|A bovine mathematician
|A snack that’s full of itself
|What happens when aliens get diarrhoea.
|Quip pro quo
|Quid pro quo
|A snappy comeback
|A biblical famine; albeit a short one
|An attention-seeking dessert
|Doug Langmead & Gillian Winter