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Your top ten blogs of 2016

Counting down from popularity, here’s what you and the rest of Australia (and the world) wanted to know about in 2016.

If you’ve been keeping up to date, we’ve covered a range of topics this year, from political onomatopaeia to a NAIDOC Week inspired look at English words from Indigenous Australian languages to which phobias make you tick, Pokemon Go, phubbing and more.

Have you read our top ten? Which one is your favourite? We’d love to know.





10. Pokepunning while we play Pokemon Go

9. What does “fit as a fiddle” mean?

8. The pronunciation of placenames

7. English words of Indigenous origin

6. Ever been phubbed?

5. Words that last the test of time

4. How well do you know your phobias?

3. Reflecting Australia’s gerrys

2. Wibble wobble and boing

1. Jail vs gaol

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