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  • Are you a phubber?

    Oct 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

    When McCann approached us with their idea of creating a word for the activity of ignoring other people in favour of digital devices we welcomed the opportunity to take part in the process of coining a word which they would then launch on to the world. Read more...

  • Spelling matters: programme or program?

    Oct 03, 2013 | 2 Comments

    The Editor gives her view

    The Editor traces the history of this term and gives her thoughts on the recent controversy. Read more...

  • Typos

    Oct 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

    The bane of every writer’s life!  The problem is that we see what we are expecting to see, not what is actually there, particularly if we are caught up in the writing process and most of our brain is preoccupied with the meaning of what we are writing. Read more...

  • Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition

    Oct 01, 2013 | 0 Comments


    The new Sixth Edition is here!

    Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia’s national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world. Read more...

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