National Thesaurus Day 2024 (US): Activities and Dates

National Thesaurus Day 2024 (US): Where do you go when you’re searching for the ideal word to express your idea or don’t want to keep using the same word repeatedly? The thesaurus, without a doubt! On January 18, we celebrate National Thesaurus Day in honor of Peter Mark Roget, who wrote that wonderful book. Roget began writing the work in 1848 and completed it with 15,000 words in 1852.

We can express more than mere happiness to our acquaintances by utilizing the thesaurus; we can also say merry, delighted, and elated. Beyond mere conversation, it is possible to engage in a discourse, a dialogue, or an interchange! On National Thesaurus Day, both writers and non-writers can express gratitude for the extensive range of word variants accessible through a thesaurus and commemorate the contributions of Peter Mark Roget.

Participation in National Thesaurus Day 2024 (US) Activities

Engage in a “synonym password” exercise.

Collaborate with a companion in an attempt to betray each other on this variation of the game show. As your companion takes a turn, provide them with a stack of cards containing words and up to three synonyms for each word listed on the card. Make an effort to engage them in deducing the initial word. One possible set of alternative terms for a card bearing the word “party” is “celebration,” “shindig,” or “festivity.”

Rewrite a well-known story or poem

Try your hand at improving well-known works by substituting their titles with alternative expressions. Take Edgar Allan Poe’s novel “The Raven” as an example. “Once upon a midnight dreary, as I pondered, frail and weary” could be revised to “Once upon a dull night, as I pondered, frail and exhausted.”

Simply consult a thesaurus for the sake of antiquity.

While online textbooks are increasingly preferred, perusing a book can still introduce you to a multitude of new words. Invest some time in researching your preferences, such as your darlings, number ones, idols, dears, beloveds, and favorites.

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