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Suggested by Nithin:

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?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

103 responses

  1. I liked this question! And it even took me into a random direction…


  2. Morning everyone (Hi Deb!) ! Happy BTTs!

    Here Mine!

  3. This is my first BTT in ages. What a good question.


  4. Happy Thursday. Mine is here

  5. Here’s mine, well, here’s a story about this topic! http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/SmallWorld/517750/

  6. And here is my post. For those who usually read my posts you may notice that I have moved. Until next Thursday…have a good one!


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  8. Oh, good question.
    My answer is here.

  9. Good Question. I never seem to be able to give a short answer though, lol.

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  11. I love this question! It linked really well to a book I have just finished which had lots of new vocabulary in it.

    My answer is HERE

    Happy Thursday

  12. Mine is here: http://soliloquy-ct.blogspot.com/2008/04/vocabulary.html

    Looking forward to reading the other entries.

  13. Okay, here’s my answer (a fun question, BTW):


    Have a great weekend,, y’all!

  14. I loved this question. My entry is up at:

  15. Hey, here it is!!! what are you are you a looker or a skipper?!?! haha.

    here is my answer:

    why am I always so late, I guess since i live on the west coast, or maybe you all get up earlier than me!

  16. I’m a little late today!
    Here is mine!

  17. Here’s my reply. Happy BTT!

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  19. Here is my response:


    I do a variety of things, depending on what book I am reading, how interesting the book is and where I am at the time I am reading the book. I prefer to look up the word(s) online using http://www.dictionary.com but I also have a dictionary (hard copy) at work and at home to look up words. Google comes in handy also.

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  21. Aw, I wouldn’t have minded being number 66. That’s the number on my hockey jersey. (Yeah, Mario is ok, but I play and its the number I’ve had since no one would let me have 27)

    So where was I, oh yeah…

    Here is mine

  22. bookcrazedchick

    My answer has been posted.

  23. Better late than never! Happy BTT!

  24. I guess I did book right through Thursday and into Friday, because mine didn’t go up till this morning…but here it is.

    Have a great weekend!

  25. I’m a few days late this time, but I still want to add my say!

  26. My second BTT, and I’m late as usual….so I don’t get any visitors. Duh…said my 3 years old.

  27. I find myself just reading on for the most part. This because I read in the bath. And often feel badly about doing so – the reading on part not the bath 😉 ! As I know I am missing out on learning something new!
    But if it is a phrase that touches something in me I mark it with a pen and look it up later (not often enough)

  28. You will find my answer posted on my blog at http://www.charliandme.blogspot.com/ . I have enjoyed reading all of the comments that have been made.

  29. http://squintsquad.blogspot.com/2008/04/vocabulary.html

    I almost didn’t make it this week. I’m hoping to be faster next week.

  30. I am #100!!

    I know I was late posting this but I was out of town… and I didn’t want to miss it. Better late than never eh?


  31. I’m going to answer right here as this is a really quick one – I look the words up in an online dictionary, usually the Oxford English Dictionary – luckily I have a subscription through my university. Then, I tag the page on del.icio.us with the tag ‘dictionary’ and copy+paste the key definition into the Notes section. I also include where I found the word, usually just the author’s name but sometimes a whole quotation. I can then post lists of interesting words I’ve come across to my blog, which I generate by looking in del.icio.us under the ‘dictionary’ tag – here’s an example:

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