Macquarie Dictionary Blog
To cheeseslaw or not to cheeseslaw?
In a nation divided over sausage sandwiches and sausage sizzles, potato scallops and potato cakes, and parmie and parma, it is refreshing to come across a new undiscovered Aussie food icon.
Westie is a badge of honour to some and for others a stamp of shame
Aussie Word of the Week
Should these seven new words go in the dictionary?
Once a month, we pick out a few words submitted by you for consideration in the Macquarie Dictionary. We're looking for anything new, quirky, out of left field, Australian-specific or completely unknown and obscure. Nothing is off the table! For the month of May, we have had a significant amount of submissions, and have picked seven interesting ones for you to enjoy below. So, what do you think of cancel culture? Have you or anyone you know ever been prangry after watching a mukbang? Are you in support of closed loop systems? Have you ever been a victim of fish fraud? Let us know if you have any other suggestions. We are always happy to hear new words, no matter how big or small a usage they may have. Be sure to vote for some of these when we post them on our Instagram stories. See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.
What's your favourite word?
One of the most difficult questions to answer, particularly when working for the Macquarie Dictionary, is "What is your favourite word?". The answer can change depending on your mood, on the time of day, on the event or upcoming events, on any little thing, but there are usually one or two 'go-to' words that will always please.