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  • Macquarie Dictionary Fifth Edition

    Oct 27, 2009 | 0 Comments


    The Macquarie Dictionary Fifth Edition is here!

    Since its first publication in 1981, the Macquarie Dictionary has backed Australia’s efforts to defeat the cultural cringe. It has seen, like, the Americanisation of, like, words from US, ya’know. It has adjudicated disputes between the old-school and the new-skool. It has lovingly embraced all the new words that continually come to the fore with its annual Macquarie Word of the Year and, like an old friend, it is trustworthy and loyal to the Australian vernacular. Read more...

  • Winning Word of the Year 2008

    Feb 04, 2009 | 0 Comments

    We are delighted to announce the winner of Macquarie Dictionary's Word of the Year 2008.

    This year's winner, as selected by the Word of the Year Committee, is toxic debt.

    The People’s Choice Award goes to flashpacker.

  • Word of the Year 2008: Voting Open

    Jan 07, 2009 | 0 Comments

    How will 2008 define us?

    Fanta pants, bromance, the GFC, sexting, lifestreaming, ecocentrism, guerrilla gardener, plastic soup, pimp cup, shisha tobacco, Wii shoulder, sugging, saviour sibling, celeblog, extreme programming, lawfare, climate porn, fur child, generation Z, chicken-wing tackle, uberveillance, flashpacker … which is your word of 2008? Read more...