Word for Word #3 Omar Musa: Wandering rhapsodist

Nov 16, 2016
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This week on Word for Word, poet, rapper and author Omar Musa waxes lyrical on the rich diversity of Australian slang. Also: the Macquarie team explains how a new word gets in the dictionary and we hang out with a local Harley Davidson chapter.

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Favourite words

Thanks to the Sydney Hog Chapter for their favourite words: bastards, sensational, swain, paramour, pastizz, bugalugs, conciliation

Additional links

Read more about the topics discussed in this episode:

How do words get into the dictionary?
Dictionary Editor FAQs
Add a word
Omar Musa's website

In the news:
Australian slang dying out


 Acknowledgements

Word for Word is produced by Kate Sherington for Macquarie Dictionary and Pan Macmillan Australia.

Thanks are due to Sue Butler, Victoria Morgan, Melissa Kemble, Adrik Kemp and the whole team at Macquarie. Thanks also to Omar Musa, and to Fred, Dom and the good people at the Sydney Hog Chapter.

Music used in this episode is by Broke For Free, available from the Free Music Archive and used by permission of the artist. Find more music by Broke for Free including The Gold Lining; and If. All sound effects are public domain or via Soundsnap with the exception of the dial-up sound effect (ref 16475), licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Our logo is by Amy Sherington.


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