Today we celebrate the birthday of Peter Roget, author of the Thesaurus. Peter Roget was born on January 18, 1779.
A Thesaurus and a dictionary were two absolute must-haves in schools, universities and used frequently among those in the field of writing. The Thesaurus lists synonyms for words, unlike a dictionary that goes through detailed definitions and descriptions. Nowadays, we see where such a tool as the Thesaurus is greatly needed. We find so many misspelled and misused words that can be extremely costly for a job interview, a term paper or legal paperwork.
A Thesaurus keeps you from the mundane usage of words in whatever you are writing or referencing. This reference book is an invaluable addition to your library, whether its digital or a hard copy.