Hello, boys and girls, and welcome to the wonderful world of words! You've learned the basics--from "apple" to "zebra"--but what about all those mysterious new terms you've heard the grown-ups whispering when you were supposed to be tucked up snugly in bed? What makes Mommy so "bitter"? Where does Daddy "conceal" the door to his secret S&M dungeon? And why is everyone laughing about Grandma's latest "delusion"? "My First Dictionary" answers these questions, and includes many other useful definitions, such as: A "burden" is a source of worry or stress. Old people are usually "burdens." Father is "nostalgic." He is remembering the happier times before you were born. A "puppy" is a young dog. Connie gets a puppy every time she agrees not to tell. Daddy calls them hush "puppies." A "zigzag" is a jagged line. We can tell that Mother has been drinking when she drives in a "zigzag" pattern. Carry a copy of "My First Dictionary" in your schoolbag and you'll never be at a loss for words again!
Ross Horsley is the creator of the satirical blog “My First Dictionary” and a librarian who lives in Leeds, England.