Make "fracking" Word of the Year in Macquarie Dictionary

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Make "fracking" Word of the Year in Macquarie Dictionary

Postby HVPA_research » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:17 pm

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Australian Macquarie Dictionary is looking for the Word of the Year and it is still not too late to vote.
http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/anonymous@919C494508881/-/p/dict/WOTY11/WOTY11.html?
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http://bit.ly/xS5IHq
At the moment the leader of the pack is "fracking" and we want to keep it that way. The vote closes tomorrow, Friday 27 January, 2012 at 5pm.
It is important that everyone understands what fracking and coal seam gas mining is.
Please, forward this message on all your networks and make it viral!

The voting operation is simple: Just click the Vote button, then scroll down to Environment section, "fracking" is first on the list so tick the radio button on the left hand side, then scroll down, enter your email twice and submit your email.

More details about this initiative from the Macquarie Dictionary team can be fond in these ABC an Daily Telegraph articles

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-20/m ... 11/3784760

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/f ... 6252792440

If you are looking for more information about coal seam gas (CSG) mining or "fracking" (hydraulic fracturing) it is not hard to find. Just about every environmentalist website, including ours, host a section on these topics and many of them are really excellent. In fact, there are so many that it would take a long time to select the best. We are, therefore, recommending this very latest summary paper from Martin Knox's "Novel Ideas" blog: http://martinknox.files.wordpress.com/2 ... am-gas.pdf. Martin should know what he is talking about because he used to work as a Coal Evaluation Engineer and Petroleum Reservoir Consultant. His analysis is quite disturbing and if I worked for the CSG industry I would be worried.

Thanks for your vote!


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I would think that fracking is more important word than, say, burquini .
We should run with this and see how much publicity we can generate. Gas companies definitively do not like the word "fracking" they say "we don't frack" ("Newer? Well, hardly ever!") while their whole technology is based on it.
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