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Category: Language

Topic: Dictionary

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    1. If Webster wrote the first dictionary where did he find the words? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. What is another word for "thesaurus"? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why is it that the word 'gullible' isn't in the dictionary? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Is it true that the word 'closure' is a synonym for vengeance? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. If a word is misspelled in a dictionary how would we ever know? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Is there another word for a 'synonym'? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. How can you look up words in a dictionary if you can't spell them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. Have you ever noticed that in the dictionary 'woman' just happens to be somewhere between 'wolverine' and 'wombat' ? (Contributed by Allan Humphries NewAge Computing)
    9. Why is the word dictionary in the dictionary? (Contributed by Julie's Place)
    10. Is there a word for 'Sand' in the Icelandic dictionary? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    11. Would anyone need an index for a dictionary? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    12. Is 'misspelled' the only word that is always misspelled? (Contributed by Rick H.)
    13. Is an oxymoron just a moron with an acne problem? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    14. Is there a more efficient way to spell 'efficient'? (Contributed by Valerie)
    15. Why isn't there a contraction for 'am not'? (Contributed by Richard)
    16. Why do we say we look things UP in a dictionary when we are actually looking DOWN? (Contributed by Erik)
    17. Why would one purchase a new dictionary unless they had finished reading their old one? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    18. Why is it that in the dictionary, 'man' comes somewhere between 'mammoth' and 'manacle'? (Contributed by Savannah V.)
    19. What does the dictionery define the word 'definition' as? (Contributed by Alex)
    20. Was Noah Webster fluent in greek and latin? Or did he have greek and latin friends that told him what the word was in their language? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    21. Other than other research people, who the heck cares what the animals name is in latin? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    22. Why is it that when you look up a word, it's usually described by yet another word you have to look up? (Contributed by Holly V.)
    23. How come the word 'thesaurus' is not in the Thesaurus? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    24. If you misplaced your dictionary, would you be at a loss for words? (Contributed by Pam)
    25. Isn't it frustrating when you go to look up a word in the dictionary and realize that you have forgotten the word you wanted to look up after you have opened the dictionary? (Contributed by Valerie)
    26. How are oriental language dictionaries alphabetized? (Contributed by Collin Cunninghame)
    27. Isn't it cool how the word "middle" is right in the center of the dictionary? (Contributed by Sammie)
    28. Why is the word 'racecar' spelt backwards in the dictionary? (Contributed by Clint)
    29. Why do dictionaries show the same definition for both iterate and reiterate? Doesn’t the "re" at the beginning of a word mean again? If we have two agains shouldn't that mean reiterate does not mean to repeat? (Contributed by Redbeard in Tampa)
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