I too have several dictionaries that I never use. I don't know why. Internet's been more than adequate for my word looking up needs, but like this guy said: it feels wrong to throw out a dictionary.
At least I know they'll be useful come the zombie apocalypse :\
This is awesomely absurd!
Just don't forget, those dictionaries may come in use of a group of people decides to build up a library after the destruction (The Book of Eli, styled).
Of course! I'm not advocating the destruction of ALL dictionaries, just superfluous ones
you have NO IDEA how many of my friends are actually prepared for Zombie Apocalypse. >_>
Thanks Jam! Now I know that all the encyclopedias, atlas and dictionaries I've kept in my house since I was little will still be useful before the end of times :D
I was spring cleaning yesterday and thought to myself "Self, you better save all these dictionaries in case the zed-heads take over the world and you have to rebuild the entire library of everything."
"Here, look yourself up in the dictionary: UNDER LOSER!!" *throws book*
The definition online change all the time. The hard-copies are like amber, frozen bits of history, and are pretty to look at.
A beautiful book is a beautiful book regardless of what it contains :) But not all dictionaries are beautiful...
Hmm... Not quite sure what an ugly dictionary would look like. Maybe if everything were written with orange Comic Sans text on neon pink paper? :o
Oh no no no, that mental image hurt me deep, deep in my soul. I swear, it felt like I was just stabbed.
Don't just throw dictionaries at the zombies: light them on fire first!
BTW, nice WYMeditor. :)
Maybe you could anonymously shove them through the library's return slot. That would be the lazy man's way of doing it.
all librarys I've been to will take donations. just put a post it or something on them so they know they're donations and put em in the slot or leave em on the counter, dont even have to be covert about it
Epic win on the comic. I will now save the three dictionaries within my reach right now for the zombie apocolypse.
Oh, great, now I'm going to worry about zombie apocalypses every time my internet goes down or I'm too broke to pay for it. Thanks a lot, Jam...
(not that a zombie apocalypse isn't a prevalent issue in my mind already :P)
Why do you think so many people have Bibles or other religious scripts in their house, even though they never read them?
"THE LORD OUR GOD SHALL SAVE!" *CHUCK*
Actually, there's another reason the internet could go down. If Hitler 2.0 ever gets voted into office in the US, the rest of us lose the internet. (Most transcontinental traffic is routed through servers in the USA, and a large percentage of commonly used sites are actually hosted there.)
Using my old college's "high speed" internet taught me the value of having things like dictionaries and thesauruses (thesauri?) in hard copy. And who knows? Maybe if aliens show up with odd conceptions of how to tell who is in charge they'll ask you how to spell commonly misspelled words as a test and allow you one reference. ...worth writing a short story about...?
Unlikely -the lack of a common language makes such a test improbable. A math test is more likely. Meaning I'm screwed.
Yeah I can't see how aliens would care about spelling... especially spelling in a language as illogical as English!
ugh don't remind me how rediculous the English language is >_<
My theory is that a small group of ancient nerds decided to screw with the world (It's just what we nerds do) and they decided:
"I know let's take several of the most complicated languages and merge them into one mess and then somehow watch as it becomes one of the most commonly spoken languages just to make life dificult."
(And thus the first trolls were born XD)
My school is starting a Humans VS Zombies event this week. I think I'll try to find an opportunity to yell out a spelling lesson.
Good call XD!
I use the internet to help me spell words I get wrong but nothing can replace a good thesaurus.
Nice job, I love the absurdities!
The PERFECT excuse to keep dictionaries around... now I need to find an equally good excuse for all those take-out menus.
You drew yourself as a zombie, how cute :D
I think this comic converted two of my friends into fans. Possibly will my sis too when I make her watch it.
They have all made plans for the Zombie Apocalypse...no...really.
I-.... this is a bit absurd, I apologize.