Back in the day, whenever I was unsure about the meaning of a word, I would leaf through a battered old Oxford English Dictionary. Will Self, although he doesn’t know it, probably caused the most indirect wear and tear of all my favourite writers.
My trusty tome was subsequently usurped by online dictionaries, but they too – at least for me – were soon been replaced by Google’s rather lovely ‘define:’ command.
The ‘define:keyword’ command is surely the quickest way of finding out the meaning or spelling of a word, since Google typically returns a result in less than half a second. Try it. It’s highly useful.
I love a shortcut, and regularly make use of a range of keyboard shortcuts on Twitter. There are more of them than you might imagine. As such I have aggregated a bunch of commands to provide you with one handy cut-out-and-keep / ‘bookmark on Delicious’ guide.