Briefly: Weekend Escapes, Harry Potter Quiz, Annoying Slang

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 of the coolest long weekend escapes in Australia, annoying slang words that need to die, Australia's site-blocking laws tested in court.

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  • When you can't take time off for a holiday, a weekend escape is the next best thing. Here are ten great getaway destinations from Business Insider.
  • Which Harry Potter witch are you? Take POPSUGAR's quiz to find out!
  • POPSUGAR has named and shamed 12 slang words that need to die in 2016 — from "Bae" to "Can't Even". We can't even.
  • Today, Foxtel and Village Roadshow are setting a precedent in court as they attempt to block Australia's access to file-sharing sites The Pirate Bay, SolarMovie, Torrentz, TorrentHound and IsoHunt websites. Gizmodo has the story.

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