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If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

Posted by Louise (899 total points) about July 1, 2011 in Education & Reference - 872 views - 16 total answers. Status: closed. - Report

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    In the letter soup, of course!

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by Linda (5500 total points) - Report
  • He called Wordsworth and got them.

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by pcrdds (14985 total points) - Report
  • Easy as A-B-C

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by Pluto68 (20398 total points) - Report
  • Webster was married and got them from his wife. She was never short for words...

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by FLUGG (36575 total points) - Report
  • From the "Web"....probably not!

    July 2, 2011
    Posted by Wise1 (8771 total points) - Report
  • From Pat Sajack & Vanna White. (You have to Buy the Vowels, though.) You READ me?

    July 2, 2011
    Posted by tuxcladcat (5369 total points) - Report
  • Easy; He became a bigamist. Then he took his second wife, who thought she was his first and his new mother in law home to meet his suprised first wife and mother in law, he got enouph words for ten dictionarys.

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by Dave Cobb (19335 total points) - Report
  • Seems only the vowels were a bit of a problem...

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by Linda (5500 total points) - Report
  • He made them up.

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by MrsDK (8806 total points) - Report
  • Scrabble??

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by Wabbit (7156 total points) - Report
  • This question leaves me speechless!

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by mzrpl (23095 total points) - Report
  • The world was mute until he created the words.

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by mc_alamo (14671 total points) - Report
  • From book indexes??

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by kyoldster (4490 total points) - Report
  • A thesaurus?

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by Wabbit (7156 total points) - Report
  • Wedbster found the words in the ENGLISH dictionary.
    He then modified a little spelling and added some local terminology.
    The first purely English alphabetical dictionary was "A Table Alphabeticall", written by English schoolteacher Robert Cawdrey in 1604.

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by mzrpl (23095 total points) - Report
  • Start with Latin. . ."Et tu, Brute'?"

    July 1, 2011
    Posted by captivate (2094 total points) - Report
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