I wrote the other day, about switching to Noah Webster’s dictionary everywhere, I possibly could. Now I did that after reading this lovely James Somers post. And that post seems to be resounding through the web, with folks integrating it into their workflows in different ways.

So I was really happy when I read Jon Snader’s post telling me I could have my beloved Webster’s dictionary in Emacs! This sounded too good to be true! I didn’t believe it!
Because why would I believe some old, wise wizard who’s only been writing about Emacs on a near daily basis for close to fourteen years?!
I had to try this out myself!

So I whip out ye, old, trusty scratch buffer, type crap into it and select it.1

And then I fire up M-x dictionary-search, like Snader tells me to

This is the moment of poop … err truth! I hit return and …

How now brown cow?! It actually works!

P.S. Subscribe to my mailing list!
Forward these posts and letters to your friends and get them to subscribe!
P.P.S. Feed my insatiable reading habit.

  1. the most beautiful dictionary in the world and my mind wants to look up crap. Of course. ↩︎