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  • Spelling matters: 'can not' or 'cannot'

    Jun 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

    What is  the difference between can not and cannot


  • whingers, wowsers and dobbers

    Jun 21, 2010 | 0 Comments


    Often the words that have the greatest significance for us are negative -- we all dislike people who are whingers, wowsers and dobbers. Is this because the strongest lessons we learn in childhood are what we are NOT supposed to do? Read more...

  • larrikins and ratbags

    Jun 11, 2010 | 0 Comments


    Words of cultural significance in Australian English can be words which reflect a national character like larrikin and ratbag. Read more...

  • Moving at a glacial pace

    Jun 01, 2010 | 1 Comment


    We recently had someone point out that we have not included glacial as an adjective meaning ‘extremely slow’ in the Macquarie Dictionary. Read more...