No, it’s not about your (or my) favourite pasta dish. Macaronic is a term referring to mixed language.
You hear a lot of it around diaspora peoples and their descendants, who have a habit of peppering one language with terms and idioms in another.
Here’s the definition from my Chambers dictionary app:
Now, without further ado, here’s a macaronic Christmas carol for you to enjoy:
Lynn is the founder and quality-maven-in-chief of Lexis Writing, a collective of expert writers creating high quality content and copy for businesses in the UK and beyond.
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