A duckling in New York State in December. ‘Milkshake duck’ – meaning something that is beloved by the internet for a brief period until its unsavoury dark side is revealed – has been selected as word of the year by Macquarie Dictionary, the definitive authority on Australian English. Photo: AFP A duckling in New York State in December. ‘Milkshake duck’ – meaning something that is beloved by the internet for a brief period until its unsavoury dark side is revealed – has been selected as word of the year by Macquarie Dictionary, the definitive authority on Australian English. Photo: AFP
A duckling in New York State in December. ‘Milkshake duck’ – meaning something that is beloved by the internet for a brief period until its unsavoury dark side is revealed – has been selected as word of the year by Macquarie Dictionary, the definitive authority on Australian English. Photo: AFP
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Why ‘milkshake duck’ is the word of the year for an Australian dictionary

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A duckling in New York State in December. ‘Milkshake duck’ – meaning something that is beloved by the internet for a brief period until its unsavoury dark side is revealed – has been selected as word of the year by Macquarie Dictionary, the definitive authority on Australian English. Photo: AFP A duckling in New York State in December. ‘Milkshake duck’ – meaning something that is beloved by the internet for a brief period until its unsavoury dark side is revealed – has been selected as word of the year by Macquarie Dictionary, the definitive authority on Australian English. Photo: AFP
A duckling in New York State in December. ‘Milkshake duck’ – meaning something that is beloved by the internet for a brief period until its unsavoury dark side is revealed – has been selected as word of the year by Macquarie Dictionary, the definitive authority on Australian English. Photo: AFP
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