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...
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...
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