Closed September 2017

Look Up Those “Big Words!”

Confusedwithlaptop2For those of you who struggle with organizing your e-mail, I wanted to share with you just for humorous reasons the funny piece by Nora Ephron in this Sunday’s New York Times about "The Six Stages of E-mail": 

  1. Infatuation
  2. Clarification
  3. Confusion
  4. Disenchantment
  5. Accommodation
  6. Death

While reading this, I noticed something I have never seen before…at the bottom of the article it says, "To find reference information about the words used in this article, double-click on any word, phrase or name. A new window will open with a dictionary definition or encyclopedia entry."  So turn off your popup blocker for the New York Times, because you can literally double-click on ANY word and it will give you dictionary or other reference information.  Try it!  In Nora’s article I clicked on "carpal" in the phrase "carpal tunnel syndrome," and I got a whole article about it that popped up.  Amazing!  I am sure other sites will follow suit.  I love how you can now look up the "big words" without running to the dictionary or opening another browser window.   


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