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wolfqueen001 Time for a change... I think this sums me up pretty well:

Things tend to turn out well when you worry, so that's probably good. - EmP

I still <333 wolves, though.

Title: I hate dictionaries
Posted: January 24, 2010 (12:47 PM)
They almost always force you to look up some other form of the word because the definition they gave you includes the word itself.

For example:

Something that is fungible - usually used in plural

Gah! Gee, tha6nks a lot, dictionary. That's the most useful definition ever! Now I have to look up the adjective!

Granted, in this case, I was looking for the adjecttive anyway, but the noun form appeareed first, so I read that instead.

It's just annoying sometimes how you need to look things up twice, essentially, to get the actual meaning of a word.

bloomerUser: bloomer
Posted: January 24, 2010 (06:11 PM)
What dictionary was this?

wolfqueen001User: wolfqueen001
Posted: January 24, 2010 (08:39 PM)
The online Meriam-Webster one. (www.m-w.com)

Though, I've found instances of this in all dictionaries, so it's hardly specific to that one.

bloomerUser: bloomer
Posted: January 25, 2010 (01:36 AM)
Well, to be smug, my non online Shorter Concise Oxford (10 inches of dictionary) does not use the word 'fungible' anywhere in its definition of fungible.

zippdementiaUser: zippdementia
Posted: January 25, 2010 (09:18 PM)
I don't think I've used the word fungible enough in my life.

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