I've been off the grid for a while. I spent a lot of time doing Word of the Year, List of the Year, etc. last year, but there was a lot of negative reaction to the whole idea of it, which is why I didn't involve myself in it this year. I still think it's a great idea in general, so thanks to Whichbe for making it happen.
My own phrase of the year would have to be syrup of ipecac (as explained there). (Likewise, aceituno is my word of the year: it completed the panvocalic circumnavigation.) But other phrases might better represent Wordie as a whole, so I've tagged a few with poty08. Let's see what else gets nominated.
Thanks, ptero. I'm kind of partial to reesetee's The Measure of Man and Oddball Opposites lists myself. Yarb's hedgepiglet list is also incredibly charming, though I don't really understand what it takes to get on it. And - obviously - gangerh's sweet tooth fairies need to be included among the nominees.