Word for Word

Word for Word

Macquarie Dictionary

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Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Sc...
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Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Sc...
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#38 Word of the Decade

03 Mar 2021 | 19 mins 55 secs

#38 Word of the Deca...

03 Mar 2021 | 19 mins 55 secs

#37 Word of the Year 2020

04 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 44 secs

#37 Word of the Year...

04 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 44 secs

#36 Word Watch

22 Jul 2020 | 22 mins 40 secs

#36 Word Watch

22 Jul 2020 | 22 mins 40 secs

#35 A pandemic of new wor...

15 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 04 secs

#35 A pandemic of ne...

15 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 04 secs

#34 The shifting nature o...

24 Jun 2020 | 18 mins 59 secs

#34 The shifting nat...

24 Jun 2020 | 18 mins 59 secs

#33 New word mashups

17 Jun 2020 | 11 mins 17 secs

#33 New word mashups

17 Jun 2020 | 11 mins 17 secs

#32 Defining COVID-19

03 Jun 2020 | 11 mins 05 secs

#32 Defining COVID-1...

03 Jun 2020 | 11 mins 05 secs

#31 Fishing for cats, dog...

28 Jan 2020 | 09 mins 36 secs

#31 Fishing for cats...

28 Jan 2020 | 09 mins 36 secs

#30 It’s Wine Time!

16 Jan 2020 | 19 mins 28 secs

#30 It’s Wine Time!

16 Jan 2020 | 19 mins 28 secs

#29 Word of the Year 2019

04 Dec 2019 | 20 mins 24 secs

#29 Word of the Year...

04 Dec 2019 | 20 mins 24 secs

#28 Talkin’ tech-savvy te...

20 Nov 2019 | 16 mins 10 secs

#28 Talkin’ tech-sav...

20 Nov 2019 | 16 mins 10 secs

#27 Word Watch

24 Oct 2019 | 24 mins 48 secs

#27 Word Watch

24 Oct 2019 | 24 mins 48 secs

#26 Polari

22 Oct 2019 | 38 mins 14 secs

#26 Polari

22 Oct 2019 | 38 mins 14 secs

#25 Word of the Year 2018

15 Jan 2019 | 20 mins 45 secs

#25 Word of the Year...

15 Jan 2019 | 20 mins 45 secs

#24 Crosswords and crypto...

02 Dec 2018 | 28 mins 28 secs

#24 Crosswords and c...

02 Dec 2018 | 28 mins 28 secs