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  • Invented words: 'Twas brillig and the slithy toves...'

    Sep 29, 2010 | 0 Comments


    Last night, Susan Butler joined Robbie Buck on ABC702 to discuss matters of new words, and the difficulties faced upon trying to get invented words recognised and used as part of the language. Read more...

  • Parsnips and turnips

    Sep 21, 2010 | 0 Comments


    In the kitchen this weekend I wondered what the significance was of the -nip in parsnip and turnip. Read more...

  • maroon, marone

    Sep 08, 2010 | 0 Comments


    A correspondent to the dictionary has suggested that 'maroon' (pronounced to rhyme with 'drone, phone') for a member of the Queensland Rugby League football team should be respelled 'marone'. Read more...