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#199116 04/14/11 12:57 PM
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Those little grammar things can really gnaw at a person.


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For some people the dictionary is a remedy for insomnia. For others...it's a page turner.

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Just a reference for me......or a door stop.


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For others...it's a page turner.
And for others its a click.

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I'll stick with page turner.......


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Back when I was a kid, you put me down with a dictionary and I'd have forgotten the word I was looking up by the time I'd made it through the dozen byways I'd gotten off on before finding the word I was looking for.

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I have individual relationships with my various dictionaries. A Marathi to English - I hate - it never helps. So many words I have not found in it. A big urdu(nastaliq) to English I like but it is an effort since my nastaliq is not too good and the dictionary is huge. I have a teeny tiny Urdu (devanagri) to English which I love! It never fails me. It seems written for poetry. Any difficult urdu word in a poem I will find in this dictionary even though it is just 3"x 3". My English-sanksrit is like a wise old man. It is there for me when I need it, which is not that often.

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I really envy you that many languages. It has to be so
refreshing.


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one problem I have with researching obscure words is that I have just too many dictionaries to search through in attempting to find them - and too often none of them are helpful. (this situation often leads directly to one of my "mystery word" posts.)

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