Today is Dictionary Day! Maybe not the most exciting book that’s out there…
It may be one of those most important books out there though!
I do have a little challenge for you all though and you don’t have to post it on here, but you can if you want too. Every day or every week randomly choose a word from the Dictionary, write it down, write down it’s meaning and research it.
Do You Dare?
Over this past week I found the most awesome thing ever! Roald Dahl is going to have his own Dictionary printed! How awesome is that!?
Roald Dahl 100: A guide to the ‘gobblefunk’ (ABC News/Online)
If you don’t want to read the article, here is the breakdown. To mark 100 years since Dahl’s birth on (September 13) Oxford University Press this month released The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary, a comprehensive guide to the biffsquiggling — that’s puzzling — language of Dahl. The Dictionary explains around 8000 words and their meanings.
“In keeping with Roald Dahl’s spirit, we explain ordinary words in very unordinary ways.”
Did you know? They discovered that there were 300 new words ‘invented’ in the”BFG” by Roald Dahl, alone!