This weeks BTT looked like a quick one:
"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?"
I do the following:
1) Figure it out from the text.
2) if I can't figure it out from the text, decide how far the computer/dictionary is from me
3) if the computer/dictionary is pretty close I'll google or look it up.
4) if the computer/dictionary is far I'll give up and keep reading. If I remember later about the word and happen to be near the computer/dictionary, I'll look it up, but this doesn't happen often because I'm forgetful.
Lazy. The end.
When I was a kid I'd just yell to my mom – "Mommm what does this word mean?" and then she would tell me to go look it up. Which was annoying. But I have to look things up a lot less now than then.