18 January 2007

To Memorize

The American version of the OED and a Webster's collegiate dictionary both define memorize as: to commit to memory; learn by heart.

Learn by heart? Are you effing kidding me? A cliche is not a definition. How is someone supposed to look up 'learn by heart'?

And then there's words that are defined by their own roots. At this point in my life, I can see that it may be a space issue in printed dictionaries, but it can still be mighty irritating.

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2 comments :

  1. aulelia_2@hotmail.co.ukJanuary 20, 2007 at 6:40 AM

    dictionaries themselves have so many mistakes! maybe i am a bit of a geek but they should be describing and spelling things properly.

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