Posted by Lotg on September 29, 2003
We've recently moved house and the only dictionary to surface so far in the unpacking is my partner's Collins - which I'm hear to tell you is an awful dictionary.
So yesterday someone used the word 'parapetetic' (spelling???). This is a word I've heard before and I love the sound of it, but have no idea what it means, and I can't find it in David's Collins dictionary. Is it derived from parapet? If I've spelt it incorrectly, then probably not. If it is, then it makes no sense in the sentence in which it was used yesterday.
Oh, and yes, I do know there's no such word as 'dictionaryless'. That was just a desperate plea for help.