I was flipping through the Smithsonian Store catalogue today, and I’ve come to a very important conclusion:

When all of my megalomaniacal tendencies have reached their peak and I finally rule the world from my limestone cave lair (which, according to NARA, is both secure and preservation-quality), I will have the kind of study that movie super-villains do, complete with built-in bookshelves (stocked with leather-bound volumes, of course), a floor globe , dictionary stand, and the Compact Oxford English Dictionary .

Also, if you are a super-villain/librarian-in-training like me, and don’t yet have the dictionary stand, floor globe, or cave/lair, the Oxford English Dictionary website offers an RSS feed for its “Word of the Day.”

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