So I’ve wanted an iPhone for a while, mostly just because they are cute, trendy, and all my friends in NYC have them. But I have made a discovery that makes me really want one: you can buy (for only $1.99) an app for the iPhone of the entire Lewis & Short Latin Dictionary. The whole thing, on your phone. This post is really only for the Latin nerds out there (salve BCS and PaTorg!), but to give those of you who don’t regularly consult Lewis & Short an idea of why this is so exciting, I once weighed my copy on the bathroom scale, and it clocks in at just over 6 lbs–so not something you can whip out of your purse for consultation during a Latin emergency (of which there are more than you might think–double datives and asyndeton are everywhere!).
So now I want an iPhone so I can have my favorite (heavy) Latin dictionary always at my fingertips. (And yes, you can also get the Greek Lexicon, but it’s a bit more spendy at $2.99). Now I just have to figure out how to pay for the darn thing.