Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014word (wɜːd)
26. informal (often foll by: up) Austral to inform or advise (a person)
Ted worded a mate of his on the Western Star.
Created this thread to know how far the term (in the sense given) has reached. Despite the fact that the term is labelled as "Austral" interested to know whether other varieties of English are familiar with it or not.