Oxford Word of the Month: July – Shoey

noun: the act of drinking an alcoholic beverage out of a shoe, especially to celebrate a win. THE STORY BEHIND THE WORD OF THE MONTH The shoey is an Australian phenomenon that shot to international fame in 2016, thanks to Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo. He came second in the German Grand Prix in August and on the winners’ podium performed a shoey for the crowd, filling his shoe with champagne and drinking it. The international press were amused and horrified in equal measure.

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