Word for Word #7 Emoji, hashtags & internet slang
Yas queen, we're finally talking internet slang! In this episode, we marvel at the evolution of language online, exploring emoji, hashtags, and new words with writer Alex McKinnon. It's lit. Also: the dictionary team reminisce about the weird things you've sent them in the mail, and the players at The Games Den reveal their favourite words.
This is the last episode in our very first series of Word for Word. But don't worry! We'll be back with brand new episodes early in the new year.
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Read more about the topics discussed in this episode:
#1 Good blokes and great guys | Word for Word podcast
Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2015 is... | Oxford Dictionary blog
In the news:
2014 Word of the Year is "#blacklivesmatter" | American Dialect Society
The #Art of the Hashtag | Pitchfork
Word for Word is produced by Kate Sherington for Macquarie Dictionary and Pan Macmillan Australia.
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