Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Go look it up..."

We used to tell the kids to "look it up" whenever they asked what a word means. This had the beneficial effect of a) getting them in the habit of looking up words and b) allowing us to look less stupid if we didn't know what a particular word means. Now we no longer have to say look it up. In fact, we sometimes catch Ian reading the dictionary for fun. In this case, he has been reading Edgar Alan Poe, which is full of great dictionary words that are now anachronisms.

Ian turned around after he saw the flash of the camera, smiled at me, and returned to his browsing.

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