Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday Meme

From Booking Through Thursday:

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?



This is going to sound really nerdy, but when I run across a word that I don't know, I look at the context clues around the word to figure out the meaning which works about 95% of the time. If it doesn't work, I immediately look it up in my dictionary. I don't wait to find out the meaning because I might be missing out on something important in the story by not understanding the meaning of a word. I certainly wouldn't just forget about it.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, now I feel even guiltier about my own laziness!

    Thanks for participating.

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  2. Lol. Sorry. I just bugs me not to know.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I don't think that sounds nerdy at all. Of course, that could be because I feel the same way! Great answer.

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  4. Let's all be nerds together. I do just the same thing.

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  5. I do a similar thing and then if it doesn't work and I'm near the computer, I just google it. Otherwise I grab the dictionary.

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  6. Cool! We're all nerds. I bet I'm in really good company. ;)

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  7. That is so true! Add to that that the simple fact that if I don't look a word up right away, but try to get to it later, I often end up forgetting about it or the context is completely lost by the time I return to it since I've already moved on. Best to look up right away.

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  8. LF~~You're right. I'd probably forget about the context if I waited to look up a word too.

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