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Word of the Year in the news
Jan 22, 2016
How Tony Abbott's 'captain's call' made Word of the Year | ABC News Breakfast
Macquarie Dictionary editor Susan Butler says the 'captain's call' faced stiff competition to take out 2015 Word of the Year.
Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year is 'captain's call' | Huffington Post
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott just won the Macquarie Dictionary's Word of the Year, with his infamous "captain's call."
Captain's call - a fitting tribute to Tone | Junkee.com
“Captain’s call,” the euphemism Australia came up with to downplay whatever idiotic thing Tony Abbott was doing on a given day.
Captain's call named 'word' of the year | Sky News
They may not have helped Tony Abbott stay in The Lodge, but his captain's calls have won him a special accolade.
Tony Abbott’s archaic cricketing term is now being used by irony-loving Australians in all sorts of contexts, Macquarie Dictionary editor Susan Butler says.
The committee said "'captain's call' perfectly encapsulates what happened in Australia over the past year", after Mr Abbott's incessant use of it during his leadership.
The Macquarie Dictionary has been choosing a word of the year for the past decade and editor Susan Butler said it showed how language just continuously evolved.
Captain's call is 2015 Word of the Year | SMH.com.au
The dictionary's editor, Susan Butler, said ... "It leapt out as something significant that entered our lives and lexicons in the previous year, people are using it with a slight sense of irony and are taking playful satisfaction in it."
From 'captain's call' to 'refugiado': WOTY 2015 | Fully Sic, Crikey.com.au
It’s that time of year again. Linguists and wordsmiths the world over have come together to decree which word(s) should be given the top honour and crowned ‘Word of the Year 2015’. Not everybody decides on the same one though, so here at Fully Sic we’ve collated a list for all your word-loving needs.
Popular Pick | Inside Language, Inside Story
For the first time, the people and the Macquarie Dictionary committee have agreed on the same Word of the Year: “captain’s call.” Kate Burridge and Peter Clarke look at that newly iconic phrase, and some runners-up among the annual crop.
Melbourne-based language expert and self-confessed "word nerd" David Astle provides a "taste test" to the Macquarie Australian Dictionary's top picks for the 2015 word of the year.
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