Recently we celebrated Dictionary Day, and I know you are asking – why the heck would we do THAT!

Mum teaches adult literacy so she wants to spotlight one of the most important books you will ever use, whichever language you read and write in – The Dictionary. Either online or as an always available paper copy – the dictionary needs its day!

Did you know words have a story, a history? A dictionary allows you to see the life of a word as well as learn the correct way to pronounce it. Some words are hundreds and some are thousands of years old and a dictionary will tell you it’s root, and how it may have changed or transformed along the way.

We review books for the blog and know that reading, and words, and dictionaries are vitally important for everyone. Imagine not being able to read the books we are going to tell you about! Imagine not spelling things properly in your own language, no cat mysteries, no Harry Potter, no library cat books! Stories play a bit part in our lives, and reading them has a special magic.

Dictionary Day tips:-

  1. Know and use proper Alphabetical order – it will help navigate to the right place!
  2. If at first you don’t find it, keep trying – a word may have several different spellings.
  3. A word may have several meanings, check each one to make sure you choose the right one.
  4. Try to read the word out loud using the pronunciation key. A word might not sound as you think it does!
  5. Never be afraid to ask if you are unsure of a spelling.

OK Guys, so where in the house if your family dictionary?

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12 Comments

  1. Erin the Cat (Princess)

    October 18, 2015 at 8:16 am

    We keep ours by the bed, but mighty uncomfortable to sleep on unless you open them up in the middle. purrs
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  2. Sometimes Cats Herd You

    October 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    The head peep used to have an unabridged dictionary. That thing was HUGE! Being able to look up words online weighs a lot less.
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  3. Deziz World

    October 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    We have several and mommy keeps one on hers desk beside da puter. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi
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  4. The Island Cats

    October 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    The mom doesn’t have a dictionary…and relies on using the internet to look up words spelling and meaning.
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  5. The Swiss Cats

    October 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

    The dictionaries are in the office, and Mum loves to teach her pupils how to use a dictionary : once they have understood alphabetical order, kids love it ! Purrs
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  6. meowmeowmans

    October 16, 2015 at 9:07 am

    We have a dictionary on the living room shelf. Our dad has one in his office at work, too!
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  7. Brian Frum

    October 16, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I guess you could say that dictionaries are spell binding MOL!
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  8. da tabbies o trout towne

    October 16, 2015 at 6:41 am

    silver…..de dicshunaree oh trout iz all in R headz !!!!

    SURPRIZE…. HUH ~~~~

    🙂

    heerz two an ocean sunfish kinda week oh end ~~~ insert heartz XXXX

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  9. Summer

    October 16, 2015 at 6:15 am

    We use an online dictionary – we had one here but it was 25 years old! I don’t think it even had “internet” or “website” in it!
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  10. Noodle

    October 16, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Great tips!
    We have three dictionaries one in the living room, one in the bedroom and one in the office. Can’t have too many dictionaries!

    Noodle and crew

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    • Dash Kitten

      October 16, 2015 at 9:07 am

      You are like Dad, he is a professional crossword setter and has them everywhere!

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  11. Edie

    October 16, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I have a big library style dictionary in my bedroom. Plus I keep a smaller paperback edition that’s easy to travel with.

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