Happy National Thesaurus Day

The Thesaurus, a very clever piece of literature that dates back to 1848 and was crafted by a gentleman called Peter Mark Roget. As many of you will know, this is a book that lists groups of words with similar meanings, originally designed to help people to strengthen their vocabulary and improve their writing.

To celebrate Roget’s book, with the catchy title “Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition,” January 18th was named National Thesaurus Day.

You may not believe me, but paging through a hard copy of a Thesaurus is immense fun. I can remember as a child sitting with my Grandma, flicking through the Dictionary and Thesaurus asking question upon question about the various words, with an answer provided by the magical books.

Have a go yourself. Flick through the Dictionary, choose a page and a word on that page that’s unfamiliar to you, take in its meaning and then dart across to the Thesaurus for other definitions. Hey presto, you’ve learnt a new word along with broadening your vocabulary that bit further.

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