Oxford Word of the Month: October – lady tradie

noun: a part of a family home organised or designed so that adult children can have privacy from their parents.
THE STORY BEHIND THE WORD OF THE MONTH
High rents in urban areas and the housing affordability crisis in Australia have given rise to a now familiar problem for parents: when will the kids leave home? And until they do, how can we all live under one roof? Adult offspring need less parental attention than children, but they are likely to want more privacy—a big ask for many suburban households.

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Oxford Word of the Month: September – cubby house

noun: a part of a family home organised or designed so that adult children can have privacy from their parents.
THE STORY BEHIND THE WORD OF THE MONTH
High rents in urban areas and the housing affordability crisis in Australia have given rise to a now familiar problem for parents: when will the kids leave home? And until they do, how can we all live under one roof? Adult offspring need less parental attention than children, but they are likely to want more privacy—a big ask for many suburban households.

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Oxford Word of the Month: August – honey joy

noun: a honey-flavoured biscuit containing cornflakes. THE STORY BEHIND THE WORD OF THE MONTH In 1938 a simple recipe for a crisp honey-flavoured biscuit appeared in a Victorian newspaper:

Honey Joys … Five cups cornflakes, 3 dessert-spoons butter, 2 table-spoons castor sugar, 1 table-spoon honey. Melt butter, sugar, and honey; mix in the cornflakes, put into paper patty cases, and bake in a moderate oven for three minutes. Take out, and leave to set. (Melbourne Argus, 13 July)

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