• Language and words in the news – 20th January, 2017

    Posted by on January 20, 2017

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: feeling sad about life

    Posted by on January 19, 2017

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

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  • Real World English – School

    Posted by on January 17, 2017

    Welcome to the fifth in this series of posts on Real World English by Ed Pegg. In this series of videos and blog posts we are looking at how words are used in context around the world and how differences in usage in different countries and cultural contexts can cause misunderstanding. We look at differences […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 13th January, 2017

    Posted by on January 13, 2017

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: feeling sad

    Posted by on January 11, 2017

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

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  • Pearl clutchers, snowflakes, elites and SJWs

    Posted by on January 09, 2017

    In his linguistic review of 2016 last month, editor-in-chief Michael Rundell discussed the rise in people’s use of the word elite and showed how it ‘now seems to mean whatever anyone wants it to mean’. Lane Greene at the Economist reached a similar conclusion, writing that elite is ‘becoming a junk-bin concept used by different […]

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  • Happy New Year from Macmillan Dictionary

    Posted by on December 31, 2016

    It’s been another busy year at Macmillan Dictionary. There were two new releases of Macmillan English Dictionary, the first featuring South African English, the second concentrating on Philippine English and legal English. Kerry Maxwell has kept her finger on the linguistic pulse with Buzzwords ranging from stuffocation to webrooming. The Open Dictionary has continued to […]

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  • Merry Christmas from the Macmillan Dictionary team

    Posted by on December 24, 2016

    One of the quintessential elements of a British Christmas is the singing of carols, an activity that has retained its popularity despite the general decline in religious observance. From the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast around the world from King’s College Cambridge to groups gathered in shopping centres, town squares and on village […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 23rd December, 2016

    Posted by on December 23, 2016

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Open Dictionary Word of the Year: hopemonger

    Posted by on December 22, 2016

    It’s time to look back at the fortunes of the Open Dictionary during 2016. So far this year, over 1400 entries from all around the world have been published in the Open Dictionary, and just under 3000 rejected. Obviously a post like this can only give a taste of such riches, but here are some […]

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