Bibliococktails: Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language

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Date / Time

  • March 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


First published in 1755, Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary was the standard English language reference for over a century. Johnson wrote definitions for 40,000 words and with six helpers, amassed over 114,000 quotations to illustrate the entries. That kind of feat deserves a good drink. We’ll have some lexicographic fun as we learn about some of the stranger definitions in Johnson’s work and write some definitions of our own . . . with a cocktail!

Featured Cocktail

The featured cocktail will be inspired by Johnson’s Dictionary.

About Bibliococktails

The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held on the second Friday of the month, programs include themed cocktails and a fun activity.

  • Admission includes entry and two specialty cocktails provided by Art in the Age
  • Event is 21 and up
  • Advanced registration strongly recommended