The Role of a Dictionary | Sizzlin' News |
Good writing may exceed the boundaries suggested, if not intended, by dictionary definitions.


When it happens I feel as if I have stepped into a Far Side cartoon. I am a magazine editor, and the galley of an article will come back from a proofreader with a low-frequency word circled and this comment in the margin: “Does this word even exist?” or “Is this a real word?”

Via Kenneth Weene