Booking Through Thursday
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!
I think I'm a skipper. Often I'm too involved in a book to stop to look it up. I'm pretty good at figuring it out through context. I still remember that lesson in school. "Read the words around it to figure it out." It's a very useful lesson.
A common problem in classic books is the use of foreign phrases with no footnotes. A little French I can hammer out but anything else is a lost cause. I suppose the writers of these books believed at the time that any literate person was educated in other languages. That's not really the case now.
I have looked up words I don't know when I remember them later. I love the Online Dictionary and have it bookmarked.
I have a few words, I think of as book jewelry. They just look so pretty on the page: