February 09, 2005
"True love (or maybe just true lexicography)"
...says Lloyd Grove, in today's Lowdown. In his column, he notes what Matthew McConaughey says about his girlfriend, Penelope Cruz:
"Everyone has their own little Webster's Dictionary, you know? The way they see life and the world. I really love her Webster's. I do."Awwww. Yes, really. Lady Crumpet received her very first dictionary, a Webster's, in fact, as an elementary school graduation gift from her school librarian, for whom she worked as a volunteer. Then there was the Random House unabridged dictionary she received for winning her county spelling bee in the 8th grade (she lost on "bolshevize" at the National Bee, alas). She vows that the single-volume OED (the Oxford English Dictionary) - with its own slipcase and accompanying magnifying glass - will be hers someday, by jove!
So you see, dear Reader, a quirky expression of affection like this really does warm the cockles of our cold, cold heart.