So, this article caught my eye probably due to the fact that my mother used to work as a copy editor for an English language newspaper for a number of years and I grew up reading the Dear Abby column http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby/ , and the Sunday comics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_comics (Dennis the Menace http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_the_Menace_%28U.S._comics%29 , Blondie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_%28comic_strip%29 , Prince Valiant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Valiant , Hagar the Terrible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A4gar_the_Horrible , Popeye http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popeye , and Peanuts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanuts come to mind,) but, most of all, I loved looking up definitions of words and their origins in her brown hardbound Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
a Webster’s and O.E.D.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
two Magic Rubs
and a Webster’s and O.E.D.
http://content.pncmc.com/live/pnc/microsite/CPI/index.html#intro :-) Christmas Price Index interactive game for those who like hands-on stuff and are very patient. You have to unlock four to move on to the next four until you complete all twelve hunts. Nice for kids.