Not all of you, and of course there are times when it’s appropriate to yank out a dictionary, but I’m getting sick of Argumentum ad Dictionarium, in real life, and in GD.
All dictionaries can do is help you agree on a common meaning for terms. They will NOT win a debate about anything other than the dictionary’s definition of words.
A good useage of a dictionary in a debate “Um…are we arguing the same thing? I’m going by this meaning of fletch. Are you?”
A bad useage of a dictionary in a debate “Dictionary.com defines feltching as (dictionary definition cut). So there!”
I say we take the next person who simply cuts and pastes a dictionary definition as a rebuttal, we stuff a copy of the OED up their ass, and let 'em look that up!