Here's the latest Booking Through Thursday question:
I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?
It depends: if it's obvious by the context what the word or phrase means, I'll probably jot it down and keep reading (then look up later).
If it creates a stumbling block, I'll put my book down, grab a dictionary (or go to www.dictionary.com if I'm online) and look it up on the spot. If it's a phrase I'm unfamiliar with, I'll google it, or ask someone else nearby if they've heard of it.
I must confess I'm frustrated when I come across I word I don't know, so I'll always look it up at some point!