I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?
oh dear, i’m afraid this will sound terribly snobbish, but i rarely come across words i can’t define, if not exactly at least by inference from the surrounding text.
perhaps it’s because i’m old and have been reading for so very long.
or perhaps my choice of reading matter is a bit too comfortable, and i should search out more erudite authors.
when i was very young, i kept a notebook (see previous post) where i could jot down words i didn’t know.
and just now i’m feeling a mighty urge to run for my dictionary and start reading so I can locate some new, unfamiliar words to add to my vocabulary.
because we can never have too many words at our disposal, can we?