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Inside Language | Following the release of the people’s choice for Word of the Year, Kate Burridge and Peter Clarke look at the words that came on strong for the Macquarie Dictionary over the past twelve months

Kate Burridge & Peter Clarke 5 February 2016 46 words

Captain’s call, 1970s-style: Decor’s BYO Wine Cooler being awarded the Prince Philip Award for Australian Design in 1979. Decor Australia/Wikimedia

For the first time, the people and the Macquarie Dictionary committee have agreed on the same Word of the Year: “captain’s call.” Kate Burridge and Peter Clarke look at that newly iconic phrase, and some runners-up among the annual crop.

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Duration: 9 minutes 16 seconds