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article imageMalcolm Tucker's 'omnishambles' enters the Oxford Dictionary

By Mathew Wace Peck     Aug 28, 2013 in Entertainment
A word first uttered by Malcolm Tucker, the fictional spin-doctor from The Thick of It, has been added to Oxford Dictionaries Online.
According to Oxford Dictionaries, the definition of "omnishambles" is "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations."
The word was used by Malcolm Tucker — played by the Scottish actor Peter Capaldi — in the BBC political-satire sitcom The Thick of It.
Since then, the Guardian reports, the word has been adopted by the British Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband.
OED "word of the year"
In 2012, the term "omnishambles" was voted the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary.
Earlier this month, Capaldi was named as the actor replacing Matt Smith as the Doctor in the BBC's long-running science-fiction television drama series, Doctor Who.
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