Now, I rarely sit down and read dictionaries through from front to back…but for Dr Johnson, I made an exception…much to the delight of the boyfriend, I was giggling to myself, attempting to dictate (in my best “olde English accent”) various definitions and for the most part, distracting him from the television…
But there was a good reason for it! I was having a great time reading the ‘Dictionary of Modern Life’. As well as the witty definitions and cheeky examples…the introductions to the chapters are fantastic! I also think that had my ABC Alphabet book been as up-to-date as this one (i.e. B is for Books, D is for Disney, F is for Facelift…), I would have been much better prepared for the world! What were they thinking, X is for xylophone!? When do you use that in conversation!? Anyway, back to Dr Johnson…
‘Dr Johnson’s Dictionary of Modern Life’ is a humorous look at this crazy mixed-up world that we live in! Hopefully there will be lots more ‘Dr Johnson’s Dictionary of…’s in the years to come because, anything that brightens up the seriousness of life is gold dust!
Here are a few relevant, humorous examples to tempt you!
electronick Diary unto which earnest Fools do commit their innermost Thoughts, safe that no Man shall ever read them
Booker Prize n.
Cabal of Necromancers & Shamen meeting once yearly to endow but one Book with mythick Popularity
Ghost Writer n.
hidden Drudge, frequently compell’d to fashion the verbal Clay of Mistress Katie PRICE into Clods of near Sense”
Okay, one more…
“Mister Men n.
Geometrickals whose Parents had the Prescience to name them after their defining Characteristick: CLEVER, BUMP, TICKLE, &c”
A BRILLIANT book for presents, stocking-fillers and general amusement! Check it out (or put it on your Christmas list)