/ 02 November 2021

Vax on top, Christmas in a tin, and a win for bats

Image source: Heinz
Image source: Heinz

It must be that time of year… The Oxford English Dictionary has revealed its word of the year. And drumroll, please…. It’s ‘vax’. It’s a word that wasn’t used as widely as it is now, senior editor Fiona McPherson said. And ‘vaxx’ is also an accepted form of the word.

If you’re feeling a bit stressed over supply chain shortages and wondering what it could mean for your Christmas table, Heinz has a solution. Behold “Christmas dinner in a can”…

And New Zealand’s long-tailed bat has done it. Defying its species and lousy reputation, Kiwis have voted it in as bird of the year for 2021. How very this year…

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