True story. Today I happened to be in a library. You know--the big room with lots of books and no people, as Uncle Al would say.
I was reading a magazine and came across an unfamiliar word. "Grubstake."
I decided to look it up. Without thinking I automatically wrote it down on a piece of scrap paper, intending to go home later and look it up on the Internet.
Did I mention I was in a library?
It suddenly dawned on me. I thought, "Wait a minute, you idiot! You're in a LIBRARY for God's sake! Do you realize what that means?"
"That means they have terminals with FREE INTERNET ACCESS! I can use a terminal right here!"
Only then, of course, did it occur to me to use an actual paper dictionary.