A Pocket Oxford to take to Oxford?
June 12, 2010 3:21 AM Subscribe
Is there an English dictionary that excludes the most common words?
posted by bardophile to writing & language (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
In middle school, I was required to have the Little Oxford Pocket Dictionary on hand. Even then, I found that it was too small to include the words that I was likely to look up. In college, I would have been extremely grateful for a dictionary that I could comfortably carry around all the time, but that would have the kinds of words that I was now likely to be looking up.
So, is there any print dictionary that is small and portable, but does something like excluding the 5000 or 10000 most commonly used words in the English language?
I'm open to suggestions to dictionaries that employ other clever solutions to the problem.