About National Dictionary Day
National Dictionary Day honors the birthday of Noah Webster , the most famous American lexicographer.
Webster, who lived in West Hartford, CT, was a textbook pioneer, and English-language spelling reformer. He created his first dictionary in 1840.
- Did you know? The eight longest monosyllabic words in English all begin with the letter S - scraunched, strengthed, scratched, screeched, scrounged, squelched, straights, and strengths.