When is Thesaurus Day?
Thesaurus day actually celebrates the birthday of Peter Roget, who created in Roget’s Thesaurus. He was born on January the 18th of 1779. While nobody really knows who created this day and when, it is good to know that there are people who are trying to raise awareness for new words. The Thesaurus is an invaluable part of any teacher’s classroom, and can boost creativity and intellect.
How do you Celebrate Thesaurus Day?
A Thesaurus is a book that shows synonyms and antonyms of various words. It helps you to expand your vocabulary, and be able to use smarter, or even more accurate terms for any particular sentence. So maybe take this day to learn a few new words to add to your list. Amaze people by being able to talk with a smarter dialect.
While you are at it, maybe get your kids or younger siblings involved as well? Make it a game, where one person says a word, and other people try to find a synonym or antonym for it. This is a great way to make learning more fun for younger people, and you will also learn new words in the process. This is a good way to get the family together to family game night, and have an educational time in the process.
The term “Thesaurus” actually comes from a Greek word, meaning “Treasure.” This is because the Thesaurus is a treasure trove of new words right at your fingertips. Kind of corny, I know, but still fascinating nonetheless.