Word of the year and COVID

As 2020 comes to a close, it comes at a time where the Australian National Dictionary and the Macquarie Dictionary names its words of the year and this year has been like no other. In a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the words of isolation, social distancing, quarantine and other related words are in contention for word of the year by those two dictionaries. Dr Adam Smith, Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University joined us to discuss more

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