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'Spiralising' Is Now In The Dictionary

Macquarie Adds 2500 Words

'Spiralising' Is Now In The Dictionary

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Zucchini noodle fans have been doing it for years, but spiralise has finally been given the dictionary's seal of approval.

The term, meaning to shred vegetables through a gadget to create healthier noodle alternatives, is one of 2500 new words added to the dictionary.

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Fun additions include deso (designated driver), read listicles (online articles in list format) and digital tattoo (traceable online info about a person). 

Other words to make the cut reflect the impact pop culture, food trends and politics have had on Australia's lexicon. There's facepalm (to slap one's face as a gesture of frustration or bemusement), coffee cupping (to taste a brewed coffee in a style similar to wine) and lifehacking (shortcuts to simplify one's life).

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But while Gen Y's fun with words has created new terms, their fun with money sees them cop a bit of criticism.

Macquarie has added Generation debt, which means "Generation Y viewed as living beyond their means to support their current lifestyle without consideration for their future financial situation".

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