• Memorized (most of) the Dictionary

    Memorized (most of) the Dictionary

    Start­ing when I was ap­prox­i­mate­ly 8 years old un­til late high school, I’d spend 2 hours every morn­ing mem­o­riz­ing the dic­tio­nary (and its et­y­molo­gies), be­fore the school bus came. The trusty, un­pre­ten­tious World Book Dic­tio­nary, of course.