Every Australia Day, also known as Invasion Day or Survival Day, radio station Triple J plays the Hottest 100 songs of the previous year. The list is completely audience-generated (community participation and ownership), and has cemented its place in modern Australian culture.
11 October is the International Day of the Girl Child. Not “Girl,” but “Girl Child.” It was first celebrated only three years ago in 2012, after campaigning by Plan International and Canada.
This is my campaign to drop the “child.” Yes, there are far more important issues. All of them. For example, less than half of countries have achieved gender parity in education. Big problem. But, none appeals more to my pedantic-ness than this odd compound noun.