Word for Word

by Macquarie Dictionary and Pan Macmillan

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Word for Word brings you behind the curtain of Australian word and phrases with an A-to-Z of etymology, semantics and general word nerdery.

Presenter Kate Sherington sits down with her colleagues at Macquarie Dictionary – alongside an invited assortment of language junkies – to dig into the stories behind Australian English; from former Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s use of the word ‘misogyny’ to the difference between a great guy and a good bloke.

The show offers a glimpse of the work that goes into producing a reference like a dictionary, revealing the fascinating secret life of the language that populates our daily lives.

Usage note: Leave the great guy at the party, take home the good bloke.