Thursday, May 8, 2008

BTT: Manual Labour

The question: Writing guides, grammar books, punctuation how-tos . . . do you read them? Not read them? How many writing books, grammar books, dictionaries–if any–do you have in your library?

My answer: I only read about grammar when I was still in school during English lessons! Even if there were such books at home, I've never read them. They're too dull for me. But I do like reading the dictionary though. It's fun learning new, interesting words. The dictionary makes me feel smarter too, in a way.

I have around 4 dictionaries. My trusty Oxford Advanced Learners is one. I also have a Malay-English dictionary as well as a Spanish-English one too. Oh, and I bought a Collins Dictionary & Thesaurus last year. One can never have too many dictionaries!


  1. I'm impressed that you actually read your dictionaries. I have a few dictionaries but use them only for reference. These days, I use online dictionaries more often than not :)

  2. Hey!

    I use online dictionaries too but only when I'm too lazy to get up and walk over to where my dictionaries are! I'm too lazy at times.

  3. Right! One can't have too many dictionaries!

    My BTT post!

  4. dictionaries. huge, tiny, thick, thin, advanced-learner and students'.

    indeed having em all is a yeah xD

    i'm having a concise oxford dictionary app in my lappie. too lazy to browse through the superthickyetfuntoberummaged dictionary. heh

  5. gautami tripathy: A few good dictionaries is good enough. =)

    fara: Haha! Yeah, having a dictionary on the computer or online is really convenient.


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