One of the new words noticed and recorded by the ever-alert folk at the Macquarie Dictionary is wokescold. This is defined as a neologism (that is, a new word) that is informal and derogatory. A wokescold is someone who tries to criticize, or shame, or humiliate others for not being “Woke” enough—for not supporting all the Woke causes that the wokescold supports. If you are not left leaning enough, if you are not “green” enough, if you don’t have sufficient passion for “social justice” (or what counts as social justice in their book) then they will let you know that you are morally inferior to them, and they are looking down on you from a great height. Social media tends to be filled these days with bullies who get angry at anyone who disagrees with them. They are wokescolds. I think this is a great new word, and one we’ve needed for a while. (Who knows, by December it might voted “Word of the Year.”) In the meantime, there is only way to deal with wokescolds—avoid them as much as you can!
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You can find my story about James Hardy Vaux “The Convict Who Wrote a Dictionary” in the current issue Australian Geographic magazine.