Thursday, April 17, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Vocabulary

It's been awhile since I posted. I've been camping for two of the last three weekends and, on the other weekend, hosted by daughter's sleepover birthday party for 9 girls. I think I'm still catching up on my sleep, emails, and blogs.

Good thing this week's BTT is short and sweet:

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?

That's actually an easy one for me. If not knowing the meaning of the word or phrase affects my comprehension, then I'll either stop to look it up, or, more likely, yell out to my husband and hope he knows what it means:)

I can't remember a time, other than in college, when I'd write a word down to look up later. If I don't need to know the word to understand what is going on, I move on and hope I have the gist of the word through its context.

What about you?

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Writing it down was never in my agenda. Not even when I was studying for a vocab test!

Here is my BTT post!

Alix said...

I bend the page down and come back, not always but if I like the sound of the word.

Trish said...

I usually do the same, just move on. My husband just bought a fancy new gadget, though, to look up words (he has a tough time with spelling), so occassionally I'll look something up. There have been books, though, where I've had to keep the dictionary close by. I haven't read one of those in a while, though. Or, maybe my vocab is getting better? Probably.

Literary Feline said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who turns to her husband for help sometimes!

Jeane said...

My husband's usually the one yelling at me what does a word mean! Half the time I tell him just look it up on dictionary.com. I'll just gather the meaning from context unless it's a word that really looks curious, or is significant to my understanding of the story; then I'll note it down to look up when I'm done with my reading session.