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Date Posted: 7/21/2013 3:45 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/21/2013 7:24 PM ET
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What is the bible!?

Date Posted: 7/21/2013 9:45 PM ET
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Casey, you can check in this thread: http://www.paperbackswap.com/IE-10-Text-Box-Posting/topic/272989/  or switch to a non-IE browser to eliminate the problem you are having with posting in the text field.

The usual question for your subject is "can I get extra credits because the book is big/heavy/expensive to mail".  The answer is no -- one credit per book, period (2 credits for audios).  Don't know if that's your question or not, just trying to guess at your query.

Date Posted: 7/23/2013 11:57 AM ET
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What is a Dictionary?

Date Posted: 7/23/2013 12:57 PM ET
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Karen   ROFLMAO   Thanks for a marvelous laugh this morning.

Just realized you might not have meant that as a joke.  But my mind was, "how many kids today will be asking that question by the time they are an adult." 



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Date Posted: 8/10/2013 11:41 AM ET
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Cozette, it was meant as a joke.

Reference to "Jeopardy" where the answer is given, and the contestants have to reply in the form of a question.

I was piggy-backing on Doug M.'s reply. =)

 

Though you're right, I find myself telling my daughter to "look it up online". Our dictionary is so old, it has Tom and Jerry in it... A spiced rum drink, not a cat and mouse! Oh! And "Karen" is the name of the language of the people of Burma! Who knew?

Date Posted: 8/10/2013 12:32 PM ET
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i saw on TV last night about a girl that has been collecting and donating books since she was 13.  110,000+ books to date.  Mostly to homeless shelters.  Most requested book? A dictionary.... they don't have access to the internet.  Kinda brings it home, doesn't it?

Date Posted: 8/11/2013 6:26 PM ET
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On a moveable wooden stand, right next to my computer, I have a very, very large dictionary. My grandfather bought it when he came to the U.S. in 1912 to help him learn English. The cover was very worn so my parents had it rebound and gave it to me as a gift. I treasure it and, more often than you would think, I can find words in it that you can't find defined on the Web.

Date Posted: 8/12/2013 11:04 AM ET
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I have found that older dictionaries give better answers when you are looking up an unfamiliar word found in a book written before 1990........ more recent dictionaries have a lot of slang included and have removed a lot of the "old" words as well as career specific ones (like medical terminology and psychology terms).

As a FOL volunteer in the used book store, all the dictionaries we receive get purchased right away!