Boiling It Down
This is another treasure I picked up last weekend. It's a very old dictionary that contains 33,000 words. It's teeny tiny and fits in the palm of your hand. The reason so many words can fit in such a small book is because the definitions are boiled down to just a few simple words.
Isn't that great? Boiled down. Straight to the point. (I think it's hilarious that "donkey" is nowhere to be found in its definition.)
Boy, if I could get my hands on several copies of this dictionary, I'd love to send it to folks who drone on and on with a pile of either misused or overused words that add up to nothing more than gibberish.
Let's boil it down, shall we? All together now: Don't be an ass.
Happy Friday. :)