Thursday, April 17, 2008
Booking Through Thursday
Suggested by Nithin:
I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?
-When I come across words/phrase that I don't know or never heard of, I Sometime try to say the words in a way that I think it is pronounced in my head and then continue reading. I have learn some Scottish words this way and even try to run the words to my friends who can then correct me of the pronunciation. But then I figure out the meaning of a word by the context, so it was easier on me. I think if I write the words down on papers or look it up in dictionary/google it would ruin my reading enjoyment if I stopped. So I try not to do that and just keep on reading. And then hope to see the words again so I can remember to ask my friends about it the next time. I've friends who I know can help me with these words/phrase and I can run it with them to tell me what the words mean. Since they are fan of dictionary and google *grin*. And sometime authors would give the meaning of the words as they tell the story too.
Saying that, most of the time I normally just ignore the words/phrase and just continue reading. It no big deal if I forget what words/phrase that I want to ask friends about. I just know sooner or later, my friends would come across the same words and then mention it.
I hope I make sense, because I think I'm going around the bushes with this LOL! What about you? What do you do when you come across words/phrase you never heard of before?
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