A few years back, over on livejournal, that one scan of Lex Luthor stealing forty cakes (that’s as many as four tens) became very popular, and I went about tracking down the book it came from. It was this, the Super Dictionary, created in 1978 by Warner Educational Services by using mostly recycled art from DC comics, and a few new characters made up just for the book. Being that I was now possessed of a copy of the book and a low-quality scanner, I went about posting a “Word of the Day” for a number of months.
I still see some of those same scans floating about tumblr, as well as some newer ones. I know, however, that there are still many, many quality entries in the Super Dictionary, so I created this blog to share them all with you… the All-New, All-Different Word of the Day!
The mention that the “40 cakes” image first went viral on livejournal is perfect.