Meme: What Are You Reading? Me: The Dictionary :-( — 5 Comments

  1. I habitually read the dictionary as a child, in addition to a medical dictionary and a one-volume encyclopedia sort of thing called the Lincoln Library of Essential Information. Also, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, where I was bewildered by the section on “different causes for handling the genitals”. I was six years old. I thought it said “Gentiles”.

  2. Yes, but see how you’ve enlightened us all to the various meanings of “batten.” I, for one, picked up on one that is entirely relevant for the day. I think we should campaign to instill it back into the common vernacular:

    “batten: to be well fed or wealthy at another’s expense”

    How appropriately political. And with corporate tendencies as well.

  3. @Gretchen: I have trouble using it in a sentence. My example doesn’t really work. Since it’s a verb, …Paris is batten…???? Huh?… Now batten, A-rod…