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Why a Physical Dictionary is better – Rachel del Valle QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Wikipedia and Google answer questions with more questions, opening up pages of information you never asked for. But a dictionary builds on common knowledge, using simple words to explain more complex ones. Using one feels like prying open an oyster rather than falling down a rabbit hole. 
Rachel del Valle writing in the New York Times Magazine

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4 comments on “Why a Physical Dictionary is better – Rachel del Valle QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. beth
    October 10, 2021

    i love physical dictionaries

  2. bridget whelan
    October 10, 2021

    And the oyster image is spot on – you can waste so much time going down the rabbit hole of the internet. I know such journeys occasionally throw up wonderful nuggets of information you may not have discovered in any other way, but its a scatter gun rather than a precision instrument…(said she mixing a whole bag of metaphors)

  3. Rae Longest
    October 10, 2021

    Reblogged this on powerfulwomenreaders.

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