The history of Roget’s Thesaurus

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_329Here is a fascinating programme about Roget’s Thesaurus.

Half an hour of:

  • the history of this standard work of reference, which started as Roget’s notes for his own use, & developed into a retirement project, &
  • views on how indispensable/useless the result is in the modern world.

It doesn’t seem possible that the views of the users can be so diverse, does it?

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I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.
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2 Responses to The history of Roget’s Thesaurus

  1. ldlagarino says:

    I have a “Roget’s International Thesaurus” third edition, copyright 1962, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, Inc., opened in front of me as I post this comment. I’ve been wearing it out for years. It’s a great resource to have at your fingertips.

    • I find it takes ages to find anything in my 1980s school prize version, as I keep finding interesting things to side track me. If I need the answer in a hurry I really have to focus on the proper job.

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