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Soccer legend Pelé is being immortalized in a Portuguese language dictionary

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. In December, the world mourned the loss of soccer legend Pele. Now he's immortalized in a Portuguese language dictionary published in Brazil. The Michaelis dictionary has added Pele as a word, meaning the one that is extraordinary. Examples given include, she is the Pele of tennis. Another way to honor him would be to add several pages for the word goal.

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