Thursday, November 12, 2009

at 58,139.53 words per pound, this dictionary is the best kind of dense

99.9% of the time i have no need for a physical dictionary. google polls dozens of online dictionaries to put quick definitions at your fingertips, and you don't even need to know alphabetical order!

but when the internet is down, or you have a family of hardcore scrabble/bananagrams enthusiasts, a hard dictionary is essential- and the bigger the better. you hate to have someone challenge your obscure word that you know is real only to be stymied by an inadequate source.

my mom found this giant gem of a resource at goodwill for $6.99 marked down from its original 1996 price tag of $100. this behemoth contains 300,000 entries on 2,256 pages and has settled many arguments over the existence of seeming nonsense words.

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