an older dictionary has different kinds of entries

Work has made me speak (write, think) like a new dictionary. I remember when my ratio of experienced language in old books to that experienced in life was so high I spoke like a tiny 19th century weirdo.

I’m not sure if I could even explain with any eloquence the meanings of the words I know anymore.


I loved this, especially the passion that the author brought to bear on such a seemingly mundane subject. I’m interested in that dictionary now, and appreciate the section in the end dedicated to enabling it.

If anyone happens to be of the writing and anime fan inclination I’d suggest taking a look at The Great Passage, which is hidden on Amazon Prime - it covers a small team making a dictionary, and does a good job of evoking some strong emotions along the way.

Future Me

Excellent post!

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