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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Long before compiling his great thesaurus, Peter Roget was in danger of becoming a prisoner of war in Napoleon's Europe. For Roget, the experience was dispiriting, anxious, demoralizing, fraught, melancholy, fearful, dismaying, troubling, and sad   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Napoleon I of France, French Revolutionary Wars, Thesaurus, Peter Mark Roget, Roget's Thesaurus, Slide rule, Synonym, English physician  
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2021-05-04 2:20:02 AM  
Points to subby for the headline. I hope it goes green just because of the effort.
 
2021-05-04 2:40:19 AM  
People under 30: What kind of dinosaur was a 'thesaurus'?
 
2021-05-04 3:56:52 AM  
My yellow Roget's was my single favorite book in high school. It was soft with use; carried it with me nearly everywhere.

And I'd forgotten until now
 
2021-05-04 6:32:43 AM  

E.S.Q.: My yellow Roget's was my single favorite book in high school. It was soft with use; carried it with me nearly everywhere.

And I'd forgotten until now


I still use my mother's old cloth covered copy. It was one of her required textbooks in high school
 
2021-05-04 6:35:43 AM  
Golf clap Subby
 
2021-05-04 6:36:58 AM  
Was he anaspeptic and frasmotic?
 
2021-05-04 6:51:23 AM  
trepidations
 
2021-05-04 7:11:09 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: People under 30: What kind of dinosaur was a 'thesaurus'?


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2021-05-04 7:35:42 AM  
I'm too lazy to look up the reference, but Roget also added some of the scales of the slide-rule.
 
2021-05-04 7:54:18 AM  
Well done, Subby.
 
2021-05-04 8:03:53 AM  
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(I know, not Roget.  Still felt relevant)
 
2021-05-04 9:47:32 AM  

E.S.Q.: My yellow Roget's was my single favorite book in high school. It was soft with use; carried it with me nearly everywhere.

And I'd forgotten until now


I had some off brand, non-roget's thesaurus, and not only was it terrible, it was also terrible.
 
2021-05-04 10:40:05 AM  

ISO15693: E.S.Q.: My yellow Roget's was my single favorite book in high school. It was soft with use; carried it with me nearly everywhere.

And I'd forgotten until now

I had some off brand, non-roget's thesaurus, and not only was it terrible, it was also terrible.


Bah, I laughed. Take your funny and go away.
 
2021-05-04 11:06:32 AM  
He was great in Animal House
 
2021-05-04 11:15:02 AM  

E.S.Q.: It was soft with use; carried it with me nearly everywhere.

And I'd forgotten until now


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