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  • Should these words go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

    Sep 23, 2014 | 1 Comment


    September 2014

    We've pulled together some of our more interesting words which YOU have recently contributed through our Suggest a word function. Macquarie is currently researching these words to determine their currency within Australian English and to see if they warrant an entry in our end-of-year update. Read more...



  • Wine words

    Sep 10, 2014 | 2 Comments


    A hint of something...

    The jargon of wine description is interesting because it is fundamentally so difficult to describe taste. I feel that we are much better equipped to discuss what we see and what we hear. Music terms are fairly standard, with words like allegro and largo being defined by metronome speeds. Read more...