“Democracy Sausage” Australia’s 2016 word of the year

Australians love affair with a sausage sizzle on election day – has seen “democracy sausage” crowned Australia’s 2016 word of the year.

The Australian National Dictionary Centre defines the term as “a barbecued sausage served on a slice of bread, bought at a polling booth sausage sizzle on election day”.

The term’s history dates back to 2012 – but gained popularity during this year’s federal election.


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