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Dictionary Declares 'Milkshake Duck' 2017 Word Of The Year—And It Seems Pretty Accurate

Dictionary Declares 'Milkshake Duck' 2017 Word Of The Year—And It Seems Pretty Accurate
4 months ago

 Australia's Macquarie Dictionary has just announced its 2017 Word of the Year: "Milkshake Duck!" The first appearance of the phrase in its current form was in a tweet from June 2016 by Pixelated Boat.

Put simply, the "word" is used to describe something which quickly gains viral internet fame, only to be discarded once sordid details from their past emerge.

The Macquarie Dictionary explained their choice in a blog post:

Milkshake duck stood out as being a much needed term to describe something we are seeing more and more of, not just on the internet but now across all types of media. It plays to the simultaneous desire to bring someone down and the hope that they won’t be brought down. In many ways it captures what 2017 has been about.

Some people, however, didn't buy "milkshake duck" as Word of the Year material.

Apparently some people still don't know what a milkshake duck is?

Others get it.

What does the creator of milkshake duck have to say about all this?