January 18th – National Thesaurus Day!

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National Thesaurus Day!

This writing is little and sugar-coated… (un-thesaurusized: This post is short and sweet… that was so bad.)

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I’m so glad this is a national day! I love the thesaurus! It has made my life so much easier in so many ways at so many different times. My thesaurus got me through high school and junior college. It helped me with strongly worded emails to people I needed to sound smart to. I’m so grateful that this book is in existence!

My favorite…

use of a thesaurus was when “Joey Tribbiani” used it for the letter he sent the adoption agency on “Friends”.

Joey: Oh. “They’re warm, nice people with big hearts.”
Chandler: And that became, “They’re humid, pre-possessing homosapiens with full-sized aortic pumps?”

 

I wanted to include the history of the word thesaurus and where it came from but Wiki was talking about Latin and Greek and deriving from the other word that means something else and it was so confusing so I stopped.

Soooo…

Yay for the thesaurus which gives us words that mean other words!

And…

Happy Thursday!

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