I found my Reverse Dictionary last weekend in a box of precious books in the garage. Picture one of those massive door-stop sized books. My lovely Dad gifted it to his fabulously geeky daughter in about 1995.


So if you’re thinking of that thing that Debretts does, that’s a bit more specific than manners – you look up “manners” and you get this:


I love words and I love lists. so coming across its lists of words scattered throughout the tome made me rather happy as well.

For pure novelty value, my reference section has a place for it. Plus it’s a way to broaden my knowledge and vocabulary. I couldn’t resist sharing it!