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  • Pluralising 'you' to 'youse'

    Aug 30, 2013 | 0 Comments


    Every now and then this despised pronoun pops up for re-examination. It is a hand-me-down from Irish English into both Australian and American English. Read more...



  • SA’s newest word accepted by Macquarie Dictionary

    Aug 14, 2013 | 0 Comments


    Macquarie in the news

    After a two week search for SA’s new favourite word, ‘onesie’ has been crowned winner and been accepted by Macquarie Dictionary.

    The word, chosen by voters in an Advertiser poll as part of Word Adelaide festival, refers to an ‘all-in-one’ outfit and has made it into everyday language. Read more...


  • Spelling matters: -our or -or?

    Aug 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Many words ending in -our, such as colour, honour and vigour, can also be spelt with -or. The Editor discusses how this variation arose. Read more...