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Word for Word #19 Word of the Year 2017

Jan 29, 2018

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It's that time! Take a peek behind the scenes with us as Macquarie Dictionary chooses its 2017 Word of the Year. 
 
We sidle into the secret Word of the Year committee meeting, featuring guest judges Dr Karl and Tiger Webb of ABC Language. The editors lament the worst evergreen query - "But It's Two Words!" - and throw a tiny bit of shade at other dictionaries' picks (youthquake, anyone?). And finally, Adrik overcomes an obstacle.
 
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Acknowledgements

Word for Word is produced by Kate Sherington for Macquarie Dictionary and Pan Macmillan Australia.

Thanks in this episode to the entire Word of the Year committee: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki; Susan Butler, Tiger Webb: Dr Michael Spence; Prof Stephen Garton; Anne Bell.

Clips from parliament courtesy of the Australian Parliamentary Library.

Donald Trump news clip from AP Archive.

Sound effects and clips are public domain, royalty-free, or used by permission.

Our theme music is by Broke For Free, available from the Free Music Archive and used by permission of the artist. Find more music by Broke for Free here, including The Gold Lining anIf.

Our logo is by Amy Sherington.

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