January 18 is Thesaurus Day. It's interesting to think about how often we use thesaurus. Lots of fun words to replace and learn. It's also interesting to think about what our vocabulary would be like without synonyms and antonyms.
History of Thesaurus Day
Thesaurus Day is your chance to reintroduce yourself to writers' best friend, the thesaurus. Whether you're looking for a new word to add to your vocabulary or are looking for exactly the right shade to add to a sentence or phrase, the Thesaurus can help. Although many of us don't use the vast range of environments available to us, the extensibility of language really gives us an incredible ability to express ourselves with beauty and precision.
Poets have long used words in their melodic phraseology to conjure the most powerful images, knowing that "very happy" is good and good, but "delighted" provides a frame completely different scene in mind. What makes a truly professional author is knowing how to combine words and scenes to capture the mind and really bring out the character of the characters in their stories. When all you can think about is a "brown" pond, it's so much better if you embrace that Synonym and see that the word Bistre really captures the heart and meaning you're in. search. Synonyms day is when we can get rid of our old vocabulary and use the new space to help build something a little more elegant.
National Thesaurus Day is to honor the author of Roget's Thesaurus, Peter Mark Roget, who was born on this day in 1779. In 1840, Roget had retired with a successful medical career and spent the rest of his life on studying "Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases". This work is the result of decades of collecting lists of words and classifying them, just as a scientist would collect specimens. In Roget's case, he collected words. He published the first thesaurus in 1852. And it's more than a book of synonyms - it's a complete classification and organization of each word by meaning.
Since then, poets and writers have used thesaurus to bring their writing to life. However, the thesaurus also has its detractors. Some say that thesaurus weakens language and destroys it.
Whether you're looking for a more precise word or are trying to improve your writing, a thesaurus can be your best friend. Expanding your vocabulary increases both your written and spoken communication skills, your ability to write creatively, and can be helpful in advancing your career.
How to Celebrate Thesaurus Day
Celebrate Thesaurus Day by creating a Thesaurus! It is so simple! Take a look at it and find all your favorite words and see if you can find a few new favorites by reading through words that mean the same or the same, but probably have more details. Expanding your vocabulary has indeed been shown to have positive effects on health, and a strong vocabulary can help you move forward in your life and career. Let remember that language is the key to knowledge, and knowledge is the key to the world!
ObservedThesaurus Day has been observed annually on January 18th.
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Monday, January 18th, 2021
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
Thursday, January 18th, 2024