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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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What Words of the Year can tell us

As the end of the year approaches, lexicographers and word nerds start to compile their Word of the Year (WOTY) lists. The WOTY is usually selected to reflect the ethos of the year. Often they are words that have been … Continue reading

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