I came across this interesting article today, regarding the creation of the first English dictionary. Fascinating stuff!
It occured to me in this day and age of the internet being seen as the font of all knowledge, are dictionaries becoming redundant? Today no matter what type of word document you open, it has links to spelling, grammar and a theausaurs as well as dictionary features. An easy click will supply you with all the information you want – doesn’t it?
Do you use a dictionary?
What are your views on paper verus virtual?
Quotes: Lexicography can be done on the kitchen table.” Eric Stanley.
Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. Nathaniel Hawthorne
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