Let us journey into Mr. Dictionary!
This is Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary. Oh how wonderful! We’re only at the title and there’s already a word you may not know – “Collegiate.” But, hey, no problem – we’ll just look that sucker up. C… Cr… Co… Col… Ah, here it is. Before we take a look, let’s make a bet that it has to do with “college.” 1: of or relating to a collegiate church 2: of, relating to, or comprising a college 3: collegial 4: designed for or characteristic of college students. Well, we were right - #4 seems to apply.
Ah, but as I gaze at the page I spot a word. I bet you don’t know what “colly” means. It means “to blacken as if with soot.” I bet you don’t know what “colloid” is either. But I’m not telling – I’ll let you look it up yourself.Now let’s close our eyes, open a page, and stick our finger down. “Latakia.” Never heard of it. A highly aromatic Turkish smoking tobacco. This is a rather vague. What might they mean by “highly”? Are they speaking of altitude? Must you smell it in high places? Possibly places in Turkey. And is aromatic a good thing? Or maybe they misspelled. Maybe it’s a high aerobatic turkey smoking tomatoes. Or a hiding charismatic starfish smoking jacket. Well, I suppose we’ll have to take their word for it and assume they know what they’re talking about.