Why are they trending? Abu Qatada, Happy Diwali, Omnishambles

What's trending and why? 13 November 2012

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Abu Qatada

The radical cleric Abu Qatada is a free man again after an appeals commission criticised the Home Secretary for wrongly refusing to revoke his deportation order.

@Lord-Sugar tweets: "Abu Qatada gets released tomorrow. Can anyone tell me why we can't just stick him on a plane to Jordan. What would happen if we did it ?"

Happy Diwali

Diwali, the five-day-long festival of lights starts today.

@Nandos_Official tweets: "Happy Diwali http://youtu.be/iliXCYjRQxU"

@LFC tweets: "We'd like to wish a Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights! Share your pictures with us via LFCDiwali"


The Oxford English Dictionaries UK Word of the Year is ‘Omnishambles’. Created by the writers of The Thick of It, the word is defined as  "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations".

@shwopping tweets: "It is an Omnishambles that shwopping isn't included in the Oxford Word of the Year http://bit.ly/XAsxg1"

@OUPAcademic tweets: "Ten variations of ‘omnishambles’ http://oxford.ly/TWdwlO  WOTY2012 [UK]"

"Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012: ‘gif’http://oxford.ly/UyEQZB  WOTY2012 w/ OxfordWords"


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