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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, 113 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
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

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!

Lolariffic ,

Awesome Aussie linguistics podcast

I studied Linguistics at Macquarie Uni and was so excited to find this podcast. It fills my need for linguistic chit-chat, by being fun, informative, well-planned and long enough to enthrall but short enough not to bore! I only wish they were more frequently released! Great job guys; please keep 'em coming. (And let me know if you need a Melbourne correspondent!)

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