NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY – 18 JANUARY

National Thesaurus Day is observed annually on January 18 in honor of Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget’s Thesaurus, who was born on this day in 1779.  In 1840, Roget retired from a successful career in medicine and spent the rest of his life working on “Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.” He published his first book of synonyms in 1852.

Thesaurus has been a friend to various intellectuals, writers and poets since ages in their works. It helps one to expand their knowledge in the field of vocabulary.

One can observe the day by learning or using thesaurus in place of various words. One can also demonstrate the day as #NationalThesaurusDay in social media to increase its importance

Written By : Ditipriya