Nerd Love

I love my dictionary.

I grew up in a house firmly allied with the Oxford Classical Dictionary (hard cover, little illustrations, gold lettering). Today I use The Concise Australian Oxford with matching Thesaurus.

This morning, I had cause to go to the Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (published in 1954 by The World Publishing Company of Cleveland and New York – with a hard cover and a full colour portrait of Noah Webster in the front). The book measures 11 and a bit inches in height, 8 and a half inches across and is almost 5 inches fat. It has those little sculpted finger tab thingies. T’was a gift from my great-uncle.

Best of all? When you open it, it smells like old book and ink.

I love my dictionar(y/ies).

That is all.

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