I Like Old-school Dictionaries

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    In The Household I Grew Up In...

    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...
    onesofteffeteweakprettysweetts onesofteffeteweakprettysweetts
    51-55, T
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    Ooh, The Finger Tabs

    I have one of those in my dresser right here next to my bed... Forgot it was in there, it's been so long. It's big and red, 'Random House Webster's College Dictionary'.
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Apr 14, 2012

    Oxford Dictionary

    I am such an incurable nerd. I have this old Oxford dictionary, and I carry it around and laugh at all the funny words nobody knows or uses. What can I say, it's entertaining...
    dollofdust dollofdust
    16-17, F
    Nov 25, 2009

    Got One From My Mum

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 10, 2008

    The Best

    The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English http://utpress.org/a/searchdetails.php?jobno=T00901.01.02 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...
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    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2008
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