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Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists.

Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.

Word for Word Macquarie Dictionary

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 118 Ratings

Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists.

Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Tama2026 ,

Engaging, informative and fun

Love listening to this whether I’m going for a run, doing something around the house or even better sitting down with a cup of tea or glass of wine!

Occasionali ,

Surprisingly wonderful

You wouldn’t necessarily think a podcast by or about a dictionary would be interesting but it really, really is.

Hamstrez ,

Best podcast - funny and intelligent!

It’s such a great podcast - I hope it’s back soon!

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