My good friend and New Leaf Journal colleague, Victor V. Gurbo, came to visit today. We are slowly playing through Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. For those who are not in the know, Danganronpa is a cheery series featuring killing games and class trials to figure out who the murderer is (I have referenced the series on a few occasions). The class trials have many word mini games. One of which required us to shoot obfuscated letters in the correct order to spell out a word. While I am good with words, I am not good at putting words together like that. Victor too was stumped. We had the first four letters out of seven but could not make out the last three. I had him pause the game and turn to my trusty dictionary — an original 1952 unabridged edition of Webster’s Second (it has made photo appearances in my articles on the words whyever , napiform, and admixture), to find the word we needed. Kids these days turn to YouTube or game Wikis to cheat. Your favorite New Leaf Journal editor turns to his 70-year old dictionary.
(Note: I will refrain from writing the world, but you can find it here. I concede that I was dumb, but I had been working before Victor arrived and I did not sleep much, so forgive me.)