Category: Our famous Q&As!

Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Leaped” or “leapt”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, leaps and bounds… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “debunk”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, it’s a load of bunk…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “tomfoolery”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, fool’s errands… Q: Hi AWC,

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Where did day names come from?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, grab your calendars… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of ‘sitting on the fence’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, fence-sitters… Q: Hi AWC, what

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Cooper, Chandler, Dexter? The origin of surnames

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, what’s in a name… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: ‘Straightjacket’ vs ‘Straitjacket’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, straight talk… Q: Hi AWC,

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The history of restaurant Michelin stars

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re reaching for the stars…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: ‘Birdie, bogey, eagle, FORE!’ Golfing terms explained!

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, the golf war… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Top 10 Q&As for 2023

Q: Hi AWC, it’s time to pick our top 10. A: Oooh fun. We certainly covered some interesting stuff this year. Q: As always. The English language hath no shame. A: Agreed! It’s a fascinating, writhing, living thing. Q: That’s one way to put it.  A: Well, let’s get into

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: 2023 Words of the Year

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, can we have a word…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of chocolate bar names

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, vandal with care… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of ‘vandalism’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, vandal with care… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: ‘Stationary’ vs ‘stationery’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, action stations… Q: Hi AWC,

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of ‘with flying colours’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, it’s a colourful history… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: ‘Populous’ vs ‘populated’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, pop quiz… Q: Hi AWC,

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of ‘push the envelope’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, it’s the envelope, please… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of the term ‘gaslighting’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, it’s a gas… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of ‘vale’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, beyond the vale… Q: Hi

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