Do you still consult your dictionary?

@mari_skye (1638)
Philippines
June 7, 2007 1:25am CST
When I was younger, I would often browse the dictionary and read the words and their meanings. Whatever new word that look interesting I read and practice the pronunciation of the word. Now that I am working, I seldom do it anymore. How about you? Do you still consult your dictionary?
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@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
8 Jun 07
i dont use the dictionary anymore...but i do is i use the synonyms on msword...from there i just guess what it means since the synonymous words are already my clue.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
That helps too. But I guess I would still prefer to look a word up in a dictionary, especially now that I have been informed about online dictionaries. Thanks for sharing.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
I just consult online dictionary or the encarta dictionary installed in my computer. I no longer consult that actual and much too heavy dictionary at home.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
Yes, online dictionaries are really more convenient to use. Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
well, is till do consult my dictionary for words and meanings. cause it still best to consult a dictionary when it comes to words that not quite familliar with us. its not that embarrasing to do.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
That is so true. Thanks for sharing.
• India
7 Jun 07
yeah, i do consult dictionary even now. but now i try searching the meaning of a word on the internet.. i find it always use a dictionary before inserting a word, particularly in business communication.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Yes, I do that too. I use the internet for a quick search of the word meaning, but I still consult my old dictionary every now and then. Thanks for sharing.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
7 Jun 07
hi mari!! yes, i do still. only thing is that its been transformed into online one. i am frequent visitor in meriam-webster and Encarta. both are just great. i love looking into new, unexplored words. as a child i used a dictionary for the purpose of academics and less inquisitiveness, it was a kind of compulsion. but now i do it just for the love of it. trust me, my vocabulary has been updated enormously as i have concentrated more into dictionaries, both online and offline. thanx.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Wow! That's great. I have not tried these online dictionaries though. When I want a quick check on a word I am curious about and I happen to be online, I just search for it. Thanks for sharing that little bit of information, now I know where to look next time I want to check what a certain word means. Thanks!
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
7 Jun 07
i am sure it will be of great help, mari.
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Yup, I still do every now and then when I am not familiar with the word or when I want to know its meaning. I find it handy to browse the dictionary. When I'm online, I visit www.m-w.com (Meriam-Webster online site).
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
yea, I've learned about that site here on mylot. I would probably check it out later. Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
I consult my dictionary everyday not just for meanings but also for pronounciations and correct spelling. Its very important for me because I write pieces of literature and thesis. I hae to make myself sure that my writing is near perfect. The disctionary has been a very helpful tool for me since I was a student until now that I already have my own career.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
That's wonderful to hear. And yes, I do agree with you, it is important to really make use of the right words. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
10 Jun 07
I don't to learn a new word everyday but when I am talking if a person says a word I don't understand I go to my dictionary and look it up. It is a good way to keep your mind sharp and on the ball. I do some times page through the dictionary just to see words that are unusual to me. I also like to go to Readers Digest to the part where they have meaning of words and you have to choose the meaning that goes to the right word. That is very interesting.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
Yes, I do that too. I also have a subscription with reader's digest and I love answering that portion. Thanks for sharing.
• China
8 Jun 07
yes, I often use dictionaries. I believe that the information on it is in detail and official. The only problem is that it could be out of date sometimes. So I think people shall also keep it updated.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
You have a point there. There are words in the dictionary that are seldom used these days and there are new words, that are being used but are not yet incorporated in the dictionary. Thanks for sharing.
@charles63 (146)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I still use a dictionary frequently, mainly when writing and I'm not sure of a spelling. Sometimes I'll use the spell checker in my word processor, but I think I remember the spelling better if I look it up. I also consult a thesaurus when I'm searching for the perfect word to convey my thoughts. I'm usually off-line when writing, so I never use on-line dictionaries, though that might be handy also.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
Good for you. I still check my dictionary too when I am unsure of the word I would like to use. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
7 Jun 07
I still use a dictionary every now and again, but online. I go to dictionary.com and it has the same things that a paper dictionary has. Meanings, pronunciations, etc. Every once in a while, I will be somewhere like the library where I will need to use it for a word that I am using for class, and then I will go to the paper dictionary.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
yea, I guess it's more convenient to check a word's meaning online these days. I haven't used it yet but since you said it's just the same as the paper dictionary then I guess it is a very good substitute. Thanks for sharing.
@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Of course, there are a million words to be learned day by day. I read a lot of books and some words have two to three different meanings. The dictionary is a very important tool for me.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Yup, it is for me too. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
7 Jun 07
i used to do the same thing as a kid..and with the encyclopedias too. every once in a while i will pick up my dictionary if a word in a book im reading isnt familiar. but if im online i just go to www.dictionary.com.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
I guess, I will check out that site too. I am not familiar really with online dictionaries. I just search for a word and start from there. Thanks for sharing.