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.
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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.