End of Facebook post by Shortland Street
The results of the public vote and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the winner is a whoremonger.
“Please tell me this is not your penis”, a cliffhanger-line soap opera Shortland Street, has won the New Zealand quote of the year competition.
It has been dropped by the character of Chris Warner, when a nude image of his son, had sent to his girlfriend up on the family iPad.
Massey University said that the sentence received 18% of the 7,238 votes cast.
The dramatic moment, which was released in February, soon went viral, even attracting the attention of the press in the united KINGDOM (where the series is also aired), and the American chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! that has made a mockery of it with Alec Baldwin.
The delivery is part of the magic”
Massey University holds an expression of the competition each year. Organizer Heather Kavan said that there were many reasons for the Shortland Street line of appeal.
“The quote is very entertaining. The suspense is laughably theatre, rather than anxiety-provoking, and, therefore, a lot of people like to hear it again,” she said.
“And, of course, Chris Warner [played by Michael Galvin] the delivery is a part of the magic, with Harry Warner uncomfortable facial expression and the closing of the music.”
She also said that it has drawn attention to the serious issue of sexting among young people.
“The quote dramatises the risk of storing photos of his intimate parts. It is extremely topical. Even whistle-blower Edward Snowden and US comedian John Oliver have a conversation about the safety of so-called “dick pics’,” Ms Kavan said.
The winner may surprise people outside of New Zealand, as it has been a year of elections in the country, and colored, insults have been flying back and forth between politicians.
Some of them made the finalist of the scene, including the New Zealand First leader Winston Peter’s quotation, as the debate of the election rival Gareth Morgan, that “it has been a long time since I’ve been ravaged by a toothless sheep”
Japan has been a little more serious about its kanji character of the year. The choice of the “North” was representative of the mood in the collective of a country that has experienced a year of anxiety over its neighbor, North Korea.
Australia has also chosen a word which contains the national mood. The country has been hit by a citizenship scandal this year, resulting in the resignation of several politicians found to have dual citizenship – not allowed under the constitution.
They finished with “Kwaussie” as word of the year. It is a mixture of Kiwi and Aussie, which describes a person who is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand – as was the case with Australia, the deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce and many others.