A day for lexicographers everywhere, Dictionary Day was founded to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Noah Webster (on his birthday) – the father of the modern dictionary. Here is an opportunity to learn some new words?
Quotes on dictionary:
•”I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright
•”The word impossible is not in my dictionary.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
•”Dictionary – opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order.” – John Ralston Saul
•”The trouble with the dictionary is that you have to know how a word is spelled before you can look it up to see how it is spelled.” – Will Cuppy
•”The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.” – Carl Sandburg