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Introducing Word for Word, our new podcast

Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind.

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In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind-the-scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.

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New words

Should these words go in the dictionary?

We are always on the lookout for new words, and one of the richest sources of new words is from you! We've put together a collection of some of the interesting and fun words you've sent us over the past few months. What do you think? Should any of these words go in the dictionary?

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