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  • The origin of 'bogan'

    Feb 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

    The origin of 'bogan' is an interesting question. No one can say for sure that it is from the region near the Bogan River in NSW but it does seem the most likely explanation. Read more...

  • How do words get into the dictionary?

    Feb 01, 2013 | 1 Comment


    A common question about Word of the Year time is, 'how do words get into the dictionary'? To earn a place in the dictionary, a word has to prove that the community at large accepts it. That is to say, it has to turn up a number of times in a number of different contexts over a period of time. Read more...

  • Crowdfunding

    Feb 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

    An entry from Word of the Year 2012

    First we had the wisdom of the crowd, now we have their money. Read more...