The joy of word surfing will be lost to future generations

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
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VERITY LUSH: Leave me to browse the make-up counter in peace

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I was really sad to read that The Oxford Dictionary is unlikely to be printed again.

It’s so big and anyway it’s much easier for people to use the internet these days, reducing the need to buy the paper version in the first place.

Now I admit I’m super-guilty of using the shortcut method of looking online for spellings and synonyms while my dictionary and thesaurus gather dust on my desk next to me.

But while it is practical to use the PC, I fear the sheer joy of word surfing will be lost to subsequent generations.

Words like herptile and kore might drop from our language.

Worse still, my spell checker is having a meltdown over their inclusion.