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17 September 2016

Word of the week: Batter together

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory.   

By Julia Rampen

After the BBC lost the rights to the Great British Bake Off and Mel and Sue quit the show, the word of the week is:

Batter together (idiom)

A lavender-scented, citrus-flavoured, perfectly baked nostalgia about something good that united everyone and was later torn apart. 

Origin:

Anna Leszkiewicz

Usage: 

“Your baking skills and my empty stomach were batter together.”

“Everything was batter when Bake Off was on TV.”

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Cakes are so expensive since Brexit – I always knew we were batter together.”

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