An Australian Dictionary Named ‘Milkshake Duck’ As Their ‘Word Of The Year’ And It’s Brilliant

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Milkshake Duck

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I’ve never heard the term ‘Milkshake Duck’ until last week. I have, however, seen the ‘Milkshake Duck’ phenomenon play out in the public eye countless times over the past few years.

If like me, you’ve never heard the term ‘Milkshake Duck’ then you’re not alone. The Macquarie Dictionary from Australia named it as their 2017 ‘Word of the Year’ and Twitter pretty much lost it shit. Why? Well, nobody had ever heard of it before. Also, the term ‘Milkshake Duck’ was invented by popular Twitter user @pixelatedboat back in the Summer of 2016.

The word is used to describe someone who sees overnight fame on social media before the public finds skeletons in their closet and the public turns on that person within days for actually being a sketchy person.


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