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'Strollout' has gathered pace, romping home as the Macquarie word of the year. I'd have gone for 'vax' if on the list

By Roslyn Petelin, Course coordinator, The University of Queensland
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In a break from the usual tradition, Macquarie asked the public to choose their word of the year in advance of the committee’s decision. The pundits were betting on a COVID-19 inspired word and the shortlist certainly contained possibilities related to the pandemic: “Delta”, “shadow pandemic”, and “strollout”. And they were right!

Macquarie’s other 16 possibilities included more obscure choices such as “humane washing” to describe “the misleading marketing of a product sourced from…The Conversation

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