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  • Susan Butler on Studio Ten talking about the origins of Australian sayings

    Jan 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Susan Butler, the Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary joins Studio Ten to talk about where some of our most iconic Aussie sayings come from.

    Origins of Aussie Sayings | Studio Ten | 26 Jan 2016


  • Word of the Year in the news

    Jan 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

    A collection of some media coverage of Word of the Year 2015. Read more...


  • The Committee's Choice for Word of the Year 2015 goes to...

    Jan 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

    The Committee's Choice for Word of the Year 2015 goes to...captain's call.  

    Honourable mentions to go lumbersexual and deso.

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  • Environment images in the dictionary

    Jan 07, 2016 | 1 Comment

    Photos taken as part of the OzPic project will be added to the online dictionary

    Last year, Macquarie Dictionary and ABC Local Radio launched OzPic: Picturing the Australian Environment, a joint project which aimed to uncover some of the words we use to describe the Australian environment and to supplement the definition given in the dictionary with a photograph. Read more...


  • Susan Butler on The Booktopia Podcast

    Jan 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Susan Butler and Andrew talk about collecting new words like ‘amazeballs’, the role of the dictionary in today’s world, and whether ‘agreeance’ is actually a word. Sue also mentions some new words that will be in Word of the Year 2015.

    Sue Butler - Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary | Andrew Cattanach | The Booktopia Podcast