Entries for Tag: 'dictionary'
As a follow-up to the previous lexigraphical exercise (and I think its great that my spell-checker does not know the word lexigraphical), Erin McKean also wrote an article for boston.com. I completely agree with her, just because you can't use it in scrabble, doesn't mean that it isn't valid for speech or print. As long as it gets the meaning across to the consumer, who cares?
Are there any words that you or your friends have come up with that has entered into your daily speech or writings that aren't really part of the bonafide English language?
If you are not familiar with TED Talks this is a great way to be introduced. Erin McKean discusses the English language and the dictionary as we know it. Plus you get to hear a lot of really great words like lexigraphically.