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Old 12-02-2011, 06:10 AM   #16
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... I learned recently that in parts of Scotland, neeps are turnips...
Or possibly not...controversy rages over whether they are turnips or swedes. For a brief introduction to the issues see this.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:59 AM   #17
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Yes, I confess I have tried to touch a word on a pbook to look it up. Nothing happened.

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I haven't done it but I have felt the urge and then realized that I couldn't because I was reading a paperbook.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:02 AM   #18
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I agree, that is fun. Although, I couldn't get any of the time bonuses.
I did, but I took the trouble of registering so I could see what it takes to actually win the cash. A score of 48+? Say what? My highest was something like 43.5, and that one went like 'Click -> Next -> Click -> Next....'. Something like 10 seconds in total or so.

I have *no* idea how you get a 8+ point time bonus...
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:52 AM   #19
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Now it's so easy to just click on a word and have the definition pop up.
If only I'd had such technology available during my first encounter with Foucault's Pendulum by Mr Eco.
I consider myself to have a better-than average vocabulary, but
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:41 PM   #20
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Specially great for foreign readers.

OTOH, this and the fact that so many old classics are freely available downloads in the public domain may have the small side-effect that a new generation of authors begin writing akin to Lovecraft, with anachronic vocabulary.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:01 PM   #21
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I've just been reading a book with a lot of endnotes on my K3. I have been very irritated as I tabbed to the note index to keep having definitions flashing up for every word.

The one time a dictionary might have been really useful to me was when I was reading a book with a lot of Scots words. But, of course, they weren't in the dictionary.
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