October 16th Dictionary Day

Today we honor Noah Webster for creating the first dictionary, or at least the first dictionary we are aware of. Webster’s birthday was October 16th, 1758. He was always interested in words and finally started organizing them for the next 27 years to create his dictionary. Of course, there have been many additions since then, many of those being items that had not been invented in Webster’s time. I admirer all he did but there was always one thing that bothered me about a dictionary, and that was when you ask someone how to spell something they would tell you look it up in a dictionary. Ah, that requires knowing how to spell the word in the first place!

How to celebrate – Read a dictionary just for fun. Add a new word from the dictionary to your vocabulary every day. Discover how many different dictionary’s there are today.


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