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MEDO100000Likes-502x502pxIn case you missed the news – and we’ll excuse you if you did given everything else that’s been going on in the world lately – our Facebook page, MacDictionary, has just reached 100,000 likes.

Just to put that in context, that’s more than enough of you dictionary fiends to fill Wembley stadium. Now think about that for a second!



As well as saying a hearty thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm, we’d also like to take this opportunity to wander down memory lane and remind you of some of the popular content we’ve shared on Facebook that can still be found on our site.

Many of you were very taken with our two video series: ‘Real Grammar’ and ‘Real Vocabulary’, which provided insights on common headaches for learners of English. Of these, the videos that seemed to resonate the most – and generate shares – were Michael discussing the ‘Can I… may I?’ debate and Scott’s advice on when to use the word awesome.

Recently we’ve also started to introduce our own quizzes into the mix, with the ‘Open Dictionary Quiz’ having already been taken an incredible 16,000 times. Why not test your friends and see how they score?

In recent weeks, a popular addition to our regular features has been Liz Potter’s weekly post on American election vocabulary, which serves as a handy guide to much of the jargon used on the campaign trail. Make sure you know your ‘PAC’ from your ‘super PAC’ as the race for the White House hots up, by casting your eye over her previous entries.

While we’re here, we also wanted to share a quick tip for those of you who want to stay ahead of the game and see our latest updates at the top of your Facebook newsfeed.

If you’ve already ‘liked’ the page, then just hover over the page like button and select ‘see first’ to make sure the latest posts from MacDictionary magically appear at the very top of your stream when you first log in. It’s as simple as that!

Needless to say, we have lots more fun, insightful and engaging content coming your way on social media in the next few months. So stay tuned for more topical quizzes, a new series on Englishes spoken around the world and plenty more BuzzWords and Phrases of the Week to help expand your vocabulary too.

And if you think something’s missing from that list, why not tell us the aspect of English you’d like to see us focus on by leaving your feedback in the comments section below?

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