Look it up in a dictionary”, I said
Dictionary, it’s a book that has every word in it
Like the internet?
Yeah but just words and their definitions
Like what do you mean?
A dictionary is a book that lists all the words in a language and their meanings, usually in alphabetical order. It can give the equivalent word in another language as well as their usage and examples. A dictionary can also give you the pronunciation, origin and grammatical usage whether it is a noun, verb, particle, conjunction, preposition, adjective or adverb.
What’s a verb?
It’s a doing word describing an action but I suggest you look it up……….. in a dictionary.
I don’t have a dictionary but I’ve got a smart phone with Google
Here, use my pocket dictionary.
You must have big pockets.
Nah just normal sized ones.
Well that dictionary won’t fit into anyone’s pockets that I know but my smartphone does. Why is it called that?
I don’t know. Let’s look it up in the dictionary. ………. I can’t seem to find it.
“OK Google why is a pocket dictionary called a pocket dictionary when it doesn’t fit in a pocket?”
Nothing. It seems even Google can’t answer everything.
Look! Here! In my Pocket Oxford Dictionary under pocket it says pocketbook a small case for papers
“OK Dictionary guy…. define Google”
I can do that without a dictionary and this one was written before the internet existed so no Google.