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'Shovel-ready' wins Macquarie's word of year

Feb 03, 2010

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TWO hyphenated words have dug their way into the Australian vernacular and been crowned the Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year for 2009.

"Shovel-ready'' was the adjective chosen from a list of new words selected for inclusion in the annual update of the Macquarie Dictionary Online.

The word refers to a building or infrastructure project capable of being initiated immediately, as soon as funding is assured.

Read the full article 'Shovel-ready' wins Macqaurie's word of the year | News.com.au


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