This week, we’re looking back at the year that was.

What were our favourite shows? What does it mean if someone ‘deserves a pineapple’? And what will be the Word of the Week of the Year?

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Show notes

Seven seriously silly Swedish sayings
https://www.thelocal.se/20151125/seven-seriously-silly-swedish-sayings

Language Log: Woo
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=35523

Holly tries it out
https://www.facebook.com/rtrfmtalkthetalk/posts/1985897721437010?comment_id=1987017591325023&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D

Victoria boy’s new word, ‘levidrome,’ on its way to Oxford Dictionary
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-boy-s-new-word-levidrome-on-its-way-to-oxford-dictionary-1.23102948

Oxford Dictionaries sends video message to B.C. boy who invented ‘levidrome’
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/oxford-dictionaries-sends-video-message-to-b-c-boy-who-invented-levidrome-1.3692996

ABC hosts lose it over Bob Katter’s bizarre marriage rant
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/abc-hosts-lose-it-over-bob-katters-bizarre-marriage-rant/news-story/ab0840f6d8f7a6c41bf1ff12ba4f9a5f

What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Let one thousand flowers bloom’?
https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/226950.html

Fake news is ‘very real’ word of the year for 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/02/fake-news-is-very-real-word-of-the-year-for-2017

Our 2017 Word of the Year Is Complicit.
http://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-year-2017/

Ivanka Trump interview: “If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good … then I’m complicit”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ivanka-trump-interview-what-it-means-to-be-complicit/

The final count


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