Official “Australian Word of the Year” has been announced

Each year, the Australian National Dictionary Centre awards a word or phrase with the top prize of being the most
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Each year, the Australian National Dictionary Centre awards a word or phrase with the top prize of being the most prominent for the year. With the Federal election earlier this year, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s has a political edge, but in the most fun way.

The Australia’s Word of the Year for 2016 is “democracy sausage”! A phrase that can almost encapsulate the entire Federal Election into one phrase. It took social media, and traditional media, by storm and was only fuelled on by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten raising the ire of the internet community for eating a sausage in an unconventional way.

Other words that made the top of the year list include:

  • Shoey: refers to the act of drinking alcohol out of a shoe when celebrating.
  • Smashed avo: A café option that was given as the example of why young people can’t afford homes is because they buy too much “smashed avo.”
  • Census fail: A reference to the Census website failure earlier this year.
  • Deplorables: A term given to those that reject mainstream politics.
  • Ausexit: Following the Brexit, it signified a renewed push for Australia to leave the monarchy.

The Word of the year is chosen through research conducted by the Australian National University as well as input from the public.

 

  1. Pamela  

    Ausexit: Following the Brexit, it signified a renewed push for Australia to leave the monarchy.

    NO!! Not to leave the Monarchy – to leave the UN – United Nations!

    Get your facts right! It is all over social media!!

    • Rob De Visser  

      Spot on Pamela. It all about leaving the UN – that un-representative swill intent on ruling us.

      I’ve just about had it with SAS and their poorly disguised progressive BS, not to mention their shoddy ‘headlines’ and lack of research into, and then reporting on, even the most publicised issues.

      Maybe I’ll keep looking just to keep criticizing

      • robgee  

        You are both right. It does refer to the UN, an interfering Moslem run organisation no longer representative of the world. The latest b/s from the UN is their guy who is going to write a severely critical report on our multi-cultural efforts. We all know where he gets his bias from.

        Now to SAS, I dont know how many times I have read and also stated, that you are not a proper information funnel in that the funnel has an obvious left twisted bore and the stuff that comes out is spinning to the left at a very fast pace. If you want to be a serious conveyor of information to us:-
        1. drop the lefty leanings;
        2. report the facts;
        3. get them right;
        4. check your spelling;
        5. and recheck your “facts” before you report them;
        6. If your editor is paid, do a job revue so he/she gets is right.

  2. Elaine Henderson  

    I love the term “democracy sausage”!

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