Todays daily prompt is called Dictionary, Shmictionary and it asks;
Time to confess: tell us about a time when you used a word whose meaning you didn’t actually know (or were very wrong about, in retrospect).
Interesting title, disappointing prompt. From the prompt I thought we were going to have to make up our own word and meaning or something, that would of been fun. I might do that later.
The annoying thing with this type of prompt is because it puts you on the spot it becomes really really hard to think of a specific example.
And its not helped by the fact that some words (quite a few in fact) have more than one meaning. Can be annoying but without that fact a lot of word based humour wouldn’t work.
I suppose I could say when I was at uni and reading papers and articles there would be words I had to look up in a more specialist dictionary.
But those are more technical and specialised words so I don’t really want to count them.
Although fun fact I own a Kantian dictionary, basically it is a dictionary of all of Kant’s terms with meanings. Believe if you are going to study Kant or read Kant do yourself a favour and pick up a copy, he is a pain to read without one.
See I was hoping that while I was typing all that I made actually remember an example to use, but I haven’t. Bet I will remember an example later tonight when I’m cooking dinner or something. Always the way.