Dictionaries For Leisure Reading

I like to keep a dictionary close at hand just in case I'm reading (even a trashy novel) and I stumble upon a word or two that I don't know. I don't often use the extensive vocabulary that I understand, but keep in mind that I do comprehend a lot. If you're speaking and I don't understand some of the words you use, I'm sorry to interrupt, but I will ask you the meaning. I just like to know.
itworkedintheory itworkedintheory
1 Response May 9, 2012

If someone is speaking and I don't know a word, I can usually make an educated guess as to its meaning ba<x>sed on the context in which it was used. If that doesn't work, I will ask a follow-up question ("Really, how so?"). Your method is certainly much more direct though...

If I just come out and ask them, my attention won't be split between what they're saying and trying to find the meaning of it. :)