Which do you love more, Winnie the Pooh or Roget’s Thesaurus?

Today is a Winnie the Pooh Day, which was created to celebrate the birth of A.A .Milne in 1882. Find your old copy and take a moment to cuddle up with the world’s favourite bear. The 100 Acre wood is calling! Put your other lines on hold.

Then, dig out another classic, because today is also Thesaurus Day, which celebrates the birthday Peter Roget, author of Roget’s Thesaurus, who was born on this day in 1779.

For those of you who were born after the invention of computers, a Thesaurus is a book which lists synonyms (words with the same or similar meaning) for words and antonyms or words with opposite meaning. It allows you to avoid repetition in writing and speeches — it’s one of the most important reference books a writer can own.  Honest.

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