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What’s the goal of using an online dictionary?

Another month has gone by, and what have been the most searched for words on Macmillan English Dictionary in August?

Near the top of the list is the word entrepreneur. Over half the searches for this word came from Brazil, a BRIC country. One of the key features of the BRICs is rapid economic growth, and entrepreneurship is reckoned to play a big part in that.

But higher up the list is the word goal – something Brazilian footballers have been scoring with flair, élan and panache  for many years. One of the great Brazilian goalscorers of all time was the inimitable Pelé. Nothing to do with language – but enjoy

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