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  • The new terror threat ratings

    Nov 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

    The new terror threat ratings have sparked a discussion of the meaning of the words used. Read more...

  • Wordnik: Portal to the brave new world of lexicography?

    Nov 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

    The internet as made it possible to get much closer to the spoken language, given that emails, posts, blogs and so on, are conversations conveyed in writing. It allows lexicographers to roam through this verbiage at great speed to spot the items that are new. Read more...

  • Sri Vaishnavi and Mica are the 2015 NSW Premier's Spelling Bee winners!

    Nov 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

    The State Finals of the 2015 NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee were held yesterday at the ABC Centre in Ultimo.

    The Junior winner was Sri Vaishnavi Kolluri, from North Sydney Public School with the word clairvoyant. The Senior winner was Mica Krzyzanowski, from Woollahra Public School who won with the word pastiche.


  • The 'drunken accent'

    Nov 04, 2015 | 1 Comment

    I have been talking to children at Hillston Central School in the Riverina about Australian English and the OzPic project. As an entertaining snippet about Australian English, I told them the folklore about the Australian accent. Read more...

  • The Great Australian Spelling Book

    Nov 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

    In stores November 1, 2015

    Introducing The Great Australian Spelling Book, the official companion to The Great Australian Spelling Bee, the hit TV series from Network TEN. Written by the Macquarie Dictionary editors, The Great Australian Spelling Book provides a comprehensive and fun guide to better spelling, and is perfect for parents and teachers helping children of all ages learn to spell.

    Read more or buy now.