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Sunday, March 19

Huh??

Didja ever notice how dictionaries define words? Is it just me or do they sometimes defy logic?? On my sidebar, you'll notice there's a "Word of the Day" gizzy. Today's word is "recrimination", and the definition starts out with "the act of recriminating..."

Now, I don't know about you, but it seems to me that if I'm looking up the word recrimination, it would be kind of obvious that I'm doing so because (a) I don't know what it means, or (b) I don't know how to spell it (which I won't go into here cuz that's another on my list of illogical doings.) Isn't that why we use dictionaries? So wouldn't it logically follow that if I don't know what recrimination means, how the hell am I going to learn anything more with a definition that starts out with "the act of recriminating?"

Further seems to me that the dudes who write dictionaries oughta have a more extensive vocabulary!

The act of recriminating... gimme a break!

2 Comments:

At 3/20/2006 7:41 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I have thought this so many times myself. Do you remember being in school asked to define a word? If you answered that way there would be a big red X on it! Makes no sense!

take care,
Dawn

 
At 3/20/2006 9:31 PM, Blogger ~Krystyn~ said...

Ha-that's funny...and very true. Whoever wrote that definition should be shot. :-)

 

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