If the title for this blog post didn’t make you laugh, I don’t know what will – LOL
Thesaurus – dinosaur
Today, we celebrate National Thesaurus Day. This is a day to remember and appreciate the efforts of Peter Mark Roget, who was born on this day in 1779. Among other accomplishments, this man authored the original compilation of related words, known as Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.
This is a fun and important observance not only because I am a writer, but because I am a lover of words. As a child I used to read through the dictionary (yes, I was – and I am – that nerdy). I believe words have power and beauty. A single word can paint an entire picture if you allow it. Let me give you a few examples before I offer some great book ideas for enjoying today’s celebration:
As the stranger stalked the oblivious child, the cop stealthily pursued them.
Stalked implies so much more than just followed or watched.
Oblivious is adding a layer of description deeper than if you’d say playing or distracted.
Stealthily pursued gives details without having to proving too much to the reader.
As I said – words have power!