Thursday, April 17, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Vocabulary

I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?

Yet again, my answer is, "It depends." If I think the word/phrase is close to something that I know, I will continue reading to see if the context makes it more clear. If the word/phrase is critical to the story, I will stop and look it up, but that is very unusual. More likely, it will come to me much later when I am near a computer or dictionary and then I will look it up to confirm my earlier suspicions. I rarely stop reading to look things up unless I am doing technical reading and want to make sure I understand every nuance. For recreational reading, I am far less likely to check.

In other news, check out the post totals! Yes, with this post (and with every other post this year) I set a new record for number of posts in a single year. This feels pretty good. And now, I am going to celebrate by kitchnering a sock toe and casting on for that last Trellis sleeve (yes, I went to the Yarn Lady and picked up more yarn).


gautami tripathy said...

It truly depends on what kind of book. For technical ones, I do look up!

Here is my BTT post!

Maree said...

After reading so many entries, I've discovered that I pretty much never look words up. I don't even think to!