Merriam-Webster vs. Dictionary.com


#1

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#2

“I like my sugar with coffee and cream”
–Adrock
From “Intergalactic”


#3

If you zoom and enhance the image, you can see that there’s no optimism in the literature, either.

I think it’s a statement about how you can’t always get what you want.


#4

PEDANTIC DRIVE: ENGAGED


#5

We’ve always been at war with Roget.


#6

Me, I like my coffee with grappa.


#7

Urban Dictionary’s spokesperson, Mr. Ignatius M. Gay, has released the following comment regarding this war of words: “Face it…ur both dillweeds lol!”


#8

#9

I thought this was going to be a thread about which authority is more popular, or accurate, or something like that. The reality is better!


#10

Between the two of them I would still bet on the Oxford English Dictionary. Don’t mess with a madman’s book.


#11

That is literally one of the few cases where being a dictionary pedant is appropriate.
Kudos!


#12

I thought “women in overly-long-sleeved sweaters with coffee” would be a thing like “women laughing with salad”. It’s not.


#13

right, until you know who took the plums you were saving for breakfast.


#14

those are some nice cream-colored sheets.


#15

I’ll have Stroh 80 in mine.


#16

Did they dance back!? Oh, no. It’s on.


#17

I’d like my Kory Stamper straight up, please.


#18

And uh, by the way, Pemberly is misspelled. It’s Pemberley. Hello!


#19

Maybe that’s why the book is sitting on the bed unfinished and the coffee is undranked. Read the quote as a complaint about the service and it makes perfect sense.


#20

Maybe it’s a statement about how a woman can’t even enjoy a coffee and a book without being criticised for her choices?