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A review… of the Dictionary

It’s me, procrastinating again and avoiding revision! But this time, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to review a book that I’ve only read a few words of!
THE DICTIONARY
This totally counts as revising for English.

Summary
Er… It has words and definitions in a big big book.

Cons
“Look it up in the dictionary”
Did this ever frustrate anyone else? In primary school when you didn’t know how to spell a word the teachers were always too lazy to tell you how to spell it so they were always like: “Go look it up in a dictionary.”
HOW THE HELL DO I LOOK IT UP IF I DON’T KNOW HOW TO SPELL IT?
Does anyone else understand my pain…?

Pros
THE PLOT
It was just so awesome and fast paced! It literally consisted of one word sentences that really sped the pace up. It has given me a lot of inspiration for my English Language creative writing paper. 😛

The Imagination
Usually when there is a lack of a plot I get frustrated, but this time I didn’t! I really enjoyed it! I could literally imagine anything I wanted. For example: “zodiac, zombie, zone, zoo”. This could be: “recently there has been a new zodiac constellation; the zombie. The zombie is held in the zone in space called the zoo, because there are so many other inhabitants there”, and at the same time it could also be “The zodiac’s animals tried to eat the zombie but the zombie went to it’s own zone and ate all the other animals in the zoo”.
It’s just so fun. You should try it!

Such a good writing style
The author just has such a wide range of vocabulary and often I couldn’t understand what they meant, but I guess that”s good because then I can broaden my vocabulary.

Favourite Quotes

  • “Gullible: easily taken in for tricked.” and that’s to the people who tried to make me gullible and who said “Gullible is not  in the dictionary; WHEN IT ACTUALLY IS!”
  • “Samoosa: a small spiced meat pasty.”
  • “Zymurgy: the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation processes in brewing, etc.” (The last word)

Summary
So yeah, of course I read this book. And it is amazing. I don’t know if it is actually fair to rate this since I didn’t actually read this, so you can just imagine a rating. 😛
It was fun procrastinating!

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