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Dictionary Day

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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When : Always October 16th

Dictionary Day is in honor of Noah Webster, considered the Father of the American Dictionary. Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758.

The objective of this day is to emphasize the importance of dictionary skills, and seeks to improve vocabulary.

Webster began to write his dictionary at the age of 43. It took him 27 years to finish it! In addition to traditional English vocabulary, it contained uniquely American words.

Celebrate Dictionary Day by reading the "Good Book"......the Dictionary! We challenge you to learn some new words today.

Origin of Dictionary Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We know the "What", the "Where" and the "Why". But, we do not know the "Who" or the "When" about this day.

There is some reference to this as a "National" day. We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RSSSLHB 10/18/2012 8:38AM


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PATRICIAAK 10/17/2012 12:44AM

    Should I look it up?

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SANDYW1945 10/16/2012 9:01AM

    Interesting. Didn't know there was a dictionary day. Wonder how long it's been celebrated? Just a cursory search and answer. Oh I have no time to obsess.

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TCANNO 10/16/2012 5:02AM


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