The word 'OK' has only been around for 180 years, but it's become the most spoken word on the planet.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
'Milkshake duck', a word created in 2016 on Twitter, is the Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year. Efforts to coin new words have a long history and were particularly in vogue in the 1980s.
Here is a handful of extremely useful expressions with political application which have fallen by the wayside, but remain apt and adept today.
Our communications revolution is changing the way we write and speak, and 'Slanglish' has never had it so good.