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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

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Boffins in charge of the English language have been told to go back to school in a row over their choice of Word of the Year for 2011.

'Squeezed middle' was chosen ahead of "Arab spring' and 'phone hacking' for the accolade by Oxford Dictionaries.

The expression was coined by Labour leader Ed Miliband to describe the section of the population bearing the brunt of the Government's cuts and tax measures.

Last year, Prime Minister David Cameron's 'big society' picked up the title.

But the boffins at Oxford have been criticised by local lexicographer, Astor Piazzolla, who is no relation to the celebrated Argentine composer.

"Bloody idiots need to go back to school," said Mr Piazzolla, head of the Department of Words at Hounslow University.

"'Squeezed Middle' is two words. So is 'Arab Spring' and 'phone hacking.'

"Bloody thick, the lot of 'em."

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