Last December this column carried an item featuring ''omnishambles'', named by the Oxford English Dictionary as the 2012 ''word of the year''. The word is defined as: ''A situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations.''
If anyone suspected the word might be redundant, they need not have worried, as witnessed by events at Suvarnabhumi airport last week.
What's more, we have even turned up a new word out of the story which the OED might be interested in _ ''de-identify'', as in ''to de-identify any aircraft in an accident''. Or in layman's terms, a ludicrous bid to conceal the airline's identity.