We siblings would not bother asking how a word was spelled nor what a word meant because it was simply understood that the reason we had a big, thick dictionary, on its very own stand in the living room was that we were to "Look it up". However, if we were away from home, like on...
I have an old latin-dictionary from my mum. It's from 1971.
But my teacher insisted on me buying a new one. She said the newer one's are better.
Hmm.. I guess the teacher was right.. it's true.. it's better structured..
But I love the old one anyway
The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English
is the best dictionary ever!!!
AND it's published by the University of Tennessee Press - so it's fair game for any academic paper
archaic language and etymology rules...