Macquarie Dictionary has made its pick for word of the year and, depending on how much of your life you spend online, it's either a source of total vindication or confusion. 2017 was the year of the "milkshake duck".

Let's address the confusion first: Macquarie has defined the phrase as "a person who is initially viewed positively by the media but is then discovered to have something questionable about them which causes a sharp decline in their popularity". It is a term that has been used to describe Ken Bone, the questioner-turned-meme from a 2016 presidential debate whose internet history proved to be less cute than his new persona; and Florida's "hot cop", who met a similar fate.