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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Peter Mark Roget (1779)

If you have ever used a thesaurus, you have Roget to thank. He was an English physician who created not only the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases—a comprehensive classification of synonyms that he published in 1852 during his retirement—but also a slide rule for calculating the roots and powers of numbers. Roget was an obsessive list-maker, and it has been speculated that he worked on the thesaurus to combat depressive tendencies. What institution did Roget help to establish? More...
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Daemon wrote:
Peter Mark Roget (1779)

If you have ever used a thesaurus, you have Roget to thank. He was an English physician who created not only the —a comprehensive classification of synonyms that he published in 1852 during his retirement—but also a slide rule for calculating the roots and powers of numbers. Roget was an obsessive list-maker, and it has been speculated that he worked on the thesaurus to combat depressive tendencies. What institution did Roget help to establish? More...


Several years ago, when I was 19 I had a mentor that gave me his thesaurus. At that age I though that it was an amazing book and I used it often over the years. I still have it albeit dogeared and tattered. My mentor has long since passed but I think of him often and of the gift he gave me.
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It is amazing that a man's avocation led to one of the most famous reference books in the English-speaking world. Impressive!
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Awesome, cool, wicked, gnarly.
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Thesarus: The jungle of English words and phrases arranged in rows and columns like corn.

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