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#35 Do You Consult a Dictionary?

Dictionary poll?  

42 members have voted

  1. 1. How often do you read or use a dictionary?

    • Sometimes
      29
    • Never
      13


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On 5/26/2018 at 11:11 PM, wolverine said:

Do you consult the Dictionary? 

Every day. There is a lot to learn. 

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In the past, I would type the word define and then the word in the google search box. I found out later you just need to type in the word itself. Google knows that you are looking for the definition of the word. :blush: 

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13 hours ago, Khadim uz Zahra said:

n00b.

Parts of Speech: noun

Definition: newcomer

Synonyms: novice, rookie, beginner, tyro, initiate, recruit, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, neophyte, trainee, tenderfoot, dilettante, freshman, amateur

Antonyms: aficionado, specialist, master, expert, professional

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^ I thought all Mods/Admins knew that when it comes to millennial argot, it has to be urban-dictionary which is consulted.

Going by their definition: 

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Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the samething. Newbs are those who are new to some task* and are very beginner at it, possibly a little overconfident about it, but they are willing to learn and fix their errors to move out of that stage. n00bs, on the other hand, know little and have no will to learn any more. 

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Noob

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11 hours ago, starlight said:

Parts of Speech: noun

Definition: newcomer

Synonyms: novice, rookie, beginner, tyro, initiate, recruit, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, neophyte, trainee, tenderfoot, dilettante, freshman, amateur

Antonyms: aficionado, specialist, master, expert, professional

Need I reply to this anymore, considering the great Haji has elucidated the meaning of my words better than even I could have imagined?

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10 minutes ago, Khadim uz Zahra said:

Need I reply to this anymore, considering the great Haji has elucidated the meaning of my words better than even I could have imagined?

It took you this long to reply(read:recover from the shock) 

:dry::rolleyes:

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Urban dictionary is garbage. It is written by bored giggling teenage boys and has no connection whatsoever to real word usage. 

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5 hours ago, notme said:

Urban dictionary is garbage. It is written by bored giggling teenage boys and has no connection whatsoever to real word usage. 

On May 29 2016, I posted on the Moderators' Forum that a miscreant (subsequently banned) had used an innocent-sounding term, whose more current meaning could be found on urban dictionary.

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8 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Dictionaries are fine, but are no good when it comes to neologisms.

They are very good for orthography.

I was wondering when you would reply to this topic. :) 

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Think of how many discussions are stalled and stunted because terms aren't properly defined at the onset. People easily throw terms and words they don't understand. Perhaps a dictionary is a good starting point. 

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On 5/28/2018 at 7:52 AM, starlight said:

I like thesaurus more than dictionary.

am using a dictionary to look for thesaurus...

it is a treasure, a storehouse of a book.

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On ‎5‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 6:20 PM, Reza said:

Think of how many discussions are stalled and stunted because terms aren't properly defined at the onset. People easily throw terms and words they don't understand. Perhaps a dictionary is a good starting point. 

True. Also, "stalled and stunted because" people do not choose the correct -or best- word(s).

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