Happy National Dictionary Day! The day is held in memory of Noah Webster, a founder of the American Dictionary in 1758. Take this day as an opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the English language and the study of the dictionary. There are thousands of obscure and wonderful words you may want to acquaint yourself with.

Some interesting words I found earlier are:

argle-bargle [mass noun]

Copious but meaningless talk or writing; waffle

floccinaucinihilipilification [mass noun]

The action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

hoddy-noddy [noun]

A fool, simpleton, noodle.

opsimath [noun]

a person who begins to learn or study late in life

Why not equip yourself with a dictionary from Catalyst, or go online, and discover new words that could benefit you in your academic assignments or everyday life?

It is never too late to experience the amazing extent of the English language.

Written by: DYLAN BOOTH

3rd Year Creative Writing Student

Student Advisor for Library & Learning Services