Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More book than you can shake a stick at!

More book than you can shake a stick at!

Internet, meet Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, Unabridged (Display Copy, Not For Sale); an early birthday present.

Printed in 1960, it is in nearly perfect condition. It weighs 14 lbs (6.35 kilo), and is 5 7/8th inches from cover to cover (approx 15 cm). It smells faintly of grape from a distance of about 6 inches, but not up close. The main Vocabulary is 3194 pages, and the introduction and other preceding pages number 136. It was bought second-hand for 17.50$, marked down from 39.50$. Nowadays they run for more than 100$.

I cannot believe this book. I laugh almost every time I look at it because of how RIDICULOUS it is! It’s like a big, awkwardly square baby.
And it has taught me that I’ve been saying “Eberhardt” wrong this whole time:

Hey. Hey hey guys, hey, hey guys hey hey.
I'm a nerd.


Greg Newbold said...

Gotta love the book's HUGENESS

Anthony Holden said...

I love how much it is apparent that you love that book.