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WDYT?

We don’t mean to humblebrag, but the August update to OxfordDictionaries.com is bare good and nailed on to interest and impress you. Throw an air …

Census 2016: From pink tax to emotional labour, questions the survey should have asked

<i>As she filled out the census, Deirdre Fidge couldn't help noticing it was distinctly lacking in questions pertaining to Australia's lady folk. Why</i> …

Women's talk: why language matters to female entrepreneurs

When Sue Stockdale set out to find women business-owners with fast-growth companies she found the language we use to offer opportunities to women is key<p>“Wanted – successful women entrepreneurs running fast-growing companies”. You would think that an advert like this would have hordes of women …

Five signs your grammar betrays you as being a Kiwi

You find yourself describing a funny story at a party and you’re interrupted by your listener who corrects your grammar. This might aggravate you in …

Secret languages of doctors, waiters, flight attendants, butchers and teachers

Sick child? Most people know to listen out for the FLK (funny looking kid); but parents should be just as wary of BFH (brat from hell), BFMC (baby's …

A Punter’s Guide To Bill Leak, The Oz And The Companies That Finance Their Racism

Rather than apologise for the racist cartoon in yesterday’s Australian newspaper, Bill Leak and Australia’s most unprofitable newspaper have this …

If I could peel back my brown skin, you'd see the Aussie bogan on the inside | Rana Hussain

It’s jarring to hear over and over again that as a nation we need to make sure Muslims feel safe and welcome. You don’t need to welcome me, I was born here<p>Lately, throughout the many nauseatingly similar conversations about Muslims and terrorism and immigration, I’ve been hearing commentators on …

#RedefineWomen Is A Movement Calling Google Dictionary Out On Its Sexist Sentence Samples

English, as a language, has evolved over centuries, but several words still perpetuate oppressive patriarchal notions in their usage and …

Election 2016: our pick of the words

by Julia Robinson We are days away from a Federal election brought on by a double dissolution of parliament – the first double dissolution in 29 …

Australia

Australian Citizenship Test

You can shove your citizenship test up your poxy date. No one has the right to decide what being Australian is. I was born here and I have no idea. …

A royal commission isn't enough to fix racist state's treatment of Indigenous people

He told me I was causing trouble and giving "the blacks" uppity ideas and that I should piss off back south.<p>Last night's <i>Four Corners</i> made me think …

Aussie slang: why we shorten words

<b>WHEN IT COMES TO</b> language, Aussies have a unique style. We wear boardies, eat bickies, drink coldies and have barbies. We are <i>posties</i> and <i>pollies</i>, …

The key to a happy relationship? Maybe it's Borderlands

My husband and I were married on February 29th, 2008, after seven years of dating.<p>That first year of marriage was tough, as I often heard it would be. He worked nights, I had a regular nine-to-five job as a secretary at a college. We barely had time to sit down to a meal together, much less game …

Borderlands

How Pokemon's world was shaped by real-world locations

Pokemon games offer straightforward narratives in a consistent structure: You are a boy or girl that hikes from town to town competing to win badges and you somehow always end up taking down a criminal organization. Your character is almost never in danger, the world is almost never at the brink of …

Dying Light review: fear of heights

<i>Dying Light</i> is developer Techland's big swing for relevance.<p>The Polish developer has made a name for itself in the shrinking middle tier of game development, putting out games that were at the very least something different than the status quo. With <i>Call of Juarez</i>, it's demonstrated an ability to …

The Arts

Life is Strange: Episode Two - Out of Time review: stand by me

Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game from Dontnod, whose previous game, Remember Me, was also its first.<p><i>In the style of most episodic games, Life is Strange relies on a choice-and-consequence narrative in which players take on the role of high school student Max Caulfield — a young woman</i> …

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law. <i>Photo: James Brickwood</i><p>My mum speaks three languages (Cantonese, English and Mandarin); four if you include emoji. After learning English …

Changing the world and ourselves through compassion

It proves, experts say, that not only are we hard-wired to be kind, but it is essential for the survival of our species.<p>"We are seeing a revolution …