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'Horizontal dictionary'

Posted by Ward on June 17, 2004

When I did a lot of world travel, other men in the company (no, not me, ever) would talk about finding a 'horizontal dictionary' to help them with whatever language they were studying. This, of course, meant finding a member of the fair sex, who would be willing to provide extensive language and other local knowledge, advice, and counsel about a new country and its most intimate customs.
Too bad we didn't have the equivalent of the Phrase Finders site in those days, to give a wonderful alternative to that apparently difficult and tedious process.