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Aussie words of the year – the ones that got away

Bringing up the rear in the Word of the Year announcements, Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary revealed its choices for 2011 last week. As mentioned in a previous post, the Oxford Dictionaries WOTY was squeezed middle, while in the US the American … Continue reading

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Budgie smugglers and free traders

Andrew Marr’s Start the Week on Radio 4 yesterday was a wonderful distraction from the seemingly interminable talk of hung parliaments, coalition governments, proportional representation, progressive alliances, and political dealings of all shades. Why? Because one of my favourite Australian … Continue reading

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