Daily Prompt: Dictionary, Shmictionary

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.



3 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Dictionary, Shmictionary”

  1. Things come to me when I am doing the dishes. I have had some of my best arguments whilst up to my elbows in suds (In my head only, I swear) 😀 Have a good weekend.

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