In this Issue
Letters to the Editor
Write to Us
Spread the Word
Back Issues

Lifting the silverware
An exploration of
English football jargon

World Cup competition
Enter this football competition
to win an iPod!


Language interference
Different families, not distant
cousins: comparing Thai and

British and American
English around the world

New word of the month
A new word is born:
How are new words formed?

MED Web Watch NEW!
World Wide Words

World Cup competition

Win an iPod Nano in the MED Magazine World Cup competition!

To get you into the World Cup spirit, we are launching a competition to test your knowledge of football, the World Cup and football words and phrases in English.

There is one question in this issue of MED Magazine, and there will be two more questions in the May and June editions. When you know the answers to all three questions, you will be able to enter the competition in the June issue of MED Magazine.

To answer the first question in the competition, you'll only need to download the PDF of the feature article.

The winner will be sent a 1GB iPod Nano with special Macmillan English Dictionary engraving.

Competition rules
The following rules apply to this competition.

1. The closing date for the draw is Monday 10th July 2006 at 12 noon GMT.
2. The winner will be announced in the August 2006 issue of MED Magazine.
3. The competition is open to entrants worldwide, excepting employees of Macmillan Publishers Limited, its subsidiary companies and their families.
4. Only one entry per person will be valid.
5. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Macmillan Publishers Limited is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6. Macmillan Publishers Limited reserve the right to change the prize to one of equal value.