This is just too hilarious not to share:

Anamika Siddiki wrote me, “I am an Asian Bangladeshi woman. When i read ur writings i need a dictionary always. I like ur writings very much but sometimes i don’t understand it completely.  Although i like ur thinkings & try to realize what r u trying to say. Thank u very much to be my friend.”  

Achmat Salie answered her, “Dear Ms Siddiki, Do what I do. Whenever I read an essay or comment by Mary Scully I have my trusty Concise Oxford dictionary handy. Since following Mary here are a few words I’ve added to my vocabulary. “Excoriate, Vituperation, Acolytes and Vestigial”. I’m waiting eagerly to use them in sentences. 🙂