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It's your English! 2013

Over the last couple of years we toured the world of Englishes many times over. In 2010, country by country, accent by accent, loan word by … you get the picture. In 2011, our enquiries changed focus to look at English in context: what language do we use in business, in a romantic situation, or online, and in other contexts?

2013 brought another change of focus to Macmillan Dictionary. The It's your English! 2013 campaign promoted easy accessibility and interactive learning for everyone. Macmillan Dictionary offered fantastic free learning tools such as interactive language games and widgets for browsers and websites.

As part of the campaign we also celebrated the move from print to online, 10 years of BuzzWords and our crowdsourced Open Dictionary.

In our 2013 'Stories behind Words' series, over on Macmillan Dictionary Blog, regular and new contributors shared their stories throughout the year about words and phrases which had had an impact on their lives. A collection of these stories is now available online as a flipbook.

In 2014, our focus turns to life skills and as part of the Macmillan Life Skills campaign, Macmillan Dictionary has launched the 'expressing yourself' series, offering information and resources about learning and teaching pragmatics.

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a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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