Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lexicology, words, words, words . . .

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A Happy Birthday salute to:

Peter Mark Roget (January 18, 1779 – September 12, 1869) lexicographer, best known for publishing the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus). Thank you for making a writer's life simpler.

Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956) author, best known for the creation of  Winnie-the-Pooh.  You can see the original Winnie-the-Pooh bear at the New York Public Library. Once again, see why I love libraries - they are filled with surprises.

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"" - Winnie the Pooh

"I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me." - Winnie the Pooh

I bet lexicology would be one of those long words for the little bear.

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