in 1852 Roget published his thesaurus, a word that means ‘treasure house’ in greek.
JANUARY 18: NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY
British lexicographer Peter Mark Roget—who is most famous for publishing The Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (a.k.a. Roget’s Thesaurus) in 1852—was born on January 18, 1779. As such, this is a day to honor, celebrate, extol, laud, praise, revere, salute, etc. his contributions.
“the man is not wholly evil, he has a thesaurus in his cabin.”
– j.m. barrie, author of Peter Pan, describing the character Captain Hook.
I am a huge fan of alphabets, words, and more words, in all languages
the thesaurus is one of my favorite books
and it is indeed a treasure house.
image credit: the right word, Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
that moment when the apple crisp you made
is finally ready to eat
and you learn how to write a new word
because you need to tell people something.
“words are but pictures of our thoughts.”
standing by what could be the longest word in the universe.
‘this universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables
which are not those of one’s mother tongue.’
-tahar ben jelloun
sonder – n.
the realization that each random passerby
is living a life
as vivid and complex as your own.
THE DICTIONARY OF OBSCURE SORROWS – John Koenig
kerrytown, ann arbor, mi, usa – march 2019
glad i could share
this special experience
with my daughters
and michelle obama
as she told stories
and answered questions
inspiring so many
with her powerful words.
“our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
i’m hearing an awful lot of this lately.
can you use it in a sentence?
image credit: ruby lane