Australia, you've damn well done it.
The Australian National Dictionary Centre has named the 2016 Australian word of the year, and it's 'democracy sausage.'
While we've been fond of the old sausage sizzle on election day for some time - let's be real, it's 90% of the reason you get off your ass and vote - it's nice to know that our sweet taste of democracy has had such an impact this year, even if the Opposition Leader eats it like a bloody moron (love ya Billy).
Director Dr Amanda Laugesen said the official definition was "a barbecued sausage served on a slice of bread, bought at a polling booth sausage sizzle on election day."
"Arguably, the democracy sausage has been one of the best things to come out of a tumultuous year in politics and political campaigning," Dr Laugesen said.
Some other words that *almost* made the cut were shoey, smashed avo, census fail and Ausexit.
A 'shoey' is the classay act of drinking booze out of a shoe in order to celebrate something, and it gained international attention in 2016 thanks to Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo.
'Smashed avo' is the delightful brunch treat preventing "entitled millennials" from buying homes in Sydney. Or something.
'Census fail' naturally refers to the events of the 9th of August 2016, when the website was hacked/crashed/failed to load and Aussies couldn't fill out the Census on it's "due date."
'Ausexit' refers to the potential cutting of ties with Britain, following on from the apparent "success" of Brexit.
Australia, give yourself a pat on the back for being deadset vocab legends in 2016.
Source: The Canberra Times.