According to Webster's
I am a bit obsessed with words. I routinely throw interesting words into my conversation, without missing a beat. My entire family teases me about it. My coworkers do too. But, really, why say "note" when you can say "missive"? I can't help it. I'm a reader. Luckily, I have a friend equally fascinated by word choice. I call him "Walking Websters" and thoroughly enjoy our email and face-to-face conversations about the English language. I can't wait to disclose this vital information -- Tuesday, October 16, 2012 is Dictionary Day. Why? Because Noah Webster, the father of the modern dictionary, was born on October 16, 1758. Dictionary Day is exciting news if you're a wordie like me. And most readers are. Are you a reader? Do you want to satisfy your craving for word knowledge? There are physical dictionaries in the Kid Zone and adult nonfiction -- just look for Dewey Decimal number 423. Or click over to www.dictionary.com, my go-to online lexicon.