Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

So we don’t…like…like these words

The Macquarie dictionary is changing its definition of the word ‘shirtfront’ following Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.

From next year, the term shirtfront will have an alternative meaning in the dictionary.

The alternative meaning will be ‘to confront someone with a complaint or grievance’.

It had Neil Mitchell wondering which other words need to be tampered with, or even completely abandoned from the English Language.

Some of the popular suggestions from talkback callers and Neil himself were: ‘Obviously’, ‘literally’, ‘got’, ‘like’ and ‘so’.

LISTEN: The words we don’t like! 

Advertisement