New words for July
Welcome to our new words for July blog. We've got some treats for you this month, including cute animals and the latest Gen Z slang, but our first new word has more serious undertones.
A drought baby is a child born in a period of drought, especially one having never seen rain. The word speaks to recent Australian history. There are more than a few drought babies around the country who only recently splashed in a puddle for the first time.
The next word is light strike, a fascinating process that describes the effect of ultraviolet light on wine and beer contained in light-coloured glass. The ultraviolet light transforms amino acids into sulfides, resulting in a change of aroma and taste.
The next words is definitely the most adorable this month. Pawternity leave is a leave of absence taken by an employee shortly after the adoption of a pet or to look after a sick pet. Aww.
Our final two words are up to the moment slang words used by Gen Z or on the internet. They are so up to date no one at the Macquarie office uses them. Do you follow a thinkfluencer? That is, a person with a large online following and narrow-minded views. (I thought that was everyone with a social media account). And did you know that this blog really slaps? Apparently to slap means to be excellent or amazing, rather than a physical punishment handed out to sarcastic blog writers.
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