Welcome to The Super Dictionary!
(Just look at that fourth wall poppin’ action!)
Several years ago, I came into the possession of a slightly beat up copy of the infamous The Super Dictionary from 1978. It was a “gift” from my then boyfriend (now husband), but really we used him buying it for me as an excuse to have it. It made us feel less guilty than if I just bought it for myself.
This is easily one of the best purchases we have ever made.
It’s a little beat up. The spine image is gone and it’s booktaped. You can see some of the scuffing on the corners. And apparently this copy belonged to someone named “George Hotelling”
(I’m pretty jealous. I wish I had a personalized stamp. P.S. — George, if you’re out there, thanks!)
But overall it’s in pretty good shape. It is a nearly 40-year-old book, after all. We couldn’t have gotten a mint condition copy for ten bucks.
When I first got The Super Dictionary I went and made a giant Facebook album with Photobooth, including my face reactions, but only to a handful of the more than 4,000 words this book boasts.
But now I’ve decided that I want to share it with you, Tumblr. Every definition. Every ridiculous picture. Every hilariously misappropriated comic book image.
And so I will, at a page-a-day, from A to Z. Let’s see how long this lasts.
So let’s get read to follow Barry through the cover, and on an adventure through THE SUPER DICTIONARY.