Macquarie outruns word herds with take on 'misogyny'

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 18 2018 - 12:27pm, first published October 17 2012 - 4:00pm

Susan Butler has ever an eye for opportunities to promote The Macquarie Dictionary, which she edits. One - beloved also of other promoters of second-rate dictionaries - is the announcement of slang and jargon words said to be respectable enough to enter the dictionary, and the other involves acknowledgment, over the pursed lips of pedants and purists, that words change meaning over time.



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