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A Dictionary iPad App That Lets You Serendipitously Stumble Onto Random Words

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You can chuck that Merriam-Webster dictionary that's sitting on your desk out the window (along with all your magazines). It's been iPad-ized and it looks beautiful. Also, it's free.

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Hold your iPad in portrait orientation, and it's kind of a ho-hum app that lets you search for words. Turn it landscape, however, and it acquires a scrollbar that lets you smoothly browse through every word of the dictionary. Tap to get your definition. It's not quite an E-Book, but I like it better than other apps, which just feel like touch-friendly websites. [iTunes]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I'm addicted the Urban Dictionary Android app. You simply shake your phone and a random word appears along with the definition. It's always good for a laugh.