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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...


  • 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...