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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:08 PM
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What a synonym for 'thesaurus'?
:shrug: :D
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:09 PM
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1. The word means "treasure" in classical Greek.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:59 PM
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15. Oh, It Does Not!
The thesaurus was a dinosaur with an extremely large vocabulary, and they named the book after it.

Everyone knows that!

Classical Greek! Don't make me laugh.
The Professor
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Bronco69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:14 PM
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2. Well...
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:14 PM
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3. The Thesaurus
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:16 PM by benburch
The Thesaurus (Thesauri Rogetti) is a Sauropod Dinosaur from the late Cretaceous found in strata near the KT-boundary. It was a problematic fossil for years as its parts seemed to fit so many other similar animals.

;)
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:15 PM
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4. I truly treasure my thesaurus. . .
It's my favorite reference book. I got it at a yard sale. It's a paperback and has lost it's cover. On the spine it says that it cost 35 cents but I probably paid less.

The use of language in this edition of Roget is so eloquent and fanciful. Probably explains why I love the witty repartee of movies from the 30's.

Their handle on our language was so superior to what is commonplace now.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:16 PM
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5. Isn't that a Steven Reich line?
n/t
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:30 PM
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10. "Wright", dear, Steven "Wright"
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:31 PM by dolo amber
We can't go 'round naming one of the very few truly worth American comedians after bad germans now, can we? ;)

Yes, I totally ripped it off from him...but since he never waits for answers when he asks, I thought maybe this most burning question might fare better here. ;) :D
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:13 PM
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16. He rocks...
On the other hand, you have different fingers :P

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate :P

You know how it is when you go to be the subject of a psychology experiment, and nobody else shows up, and you think maybe that's part of the experiment? I'm like that all the time :D

When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety :D

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast any time." So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance :P

I love to go shopping. I love to freak out salespeople. THe ask me if they can help me, and I say, "Have you got anythign I'd like?" Then they ask me what size I need, and I say "Extra Medium."

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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:19 PM
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20. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
;)

OK, so what's the speed of dark? :D

Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! :D :D

These and many more gems here http://www.weather.net/zarg/ZarPages/stevenWright.html

:hi:
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:16 PM
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6. book thingy with like words that can like replace words
and stuff.
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:16 PM
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7. synonymograph
;)
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Servo300 Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:16 PM
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8. Some synonyms:
lexicon
phrase book
glossary
word list
vocabulary
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:25 PM
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9. "THE" from Greek "theo" as in
"theocracy", as pertaining to religion, and "saurus" from Greek for lizard, as in "tyranosaurus". Therefore "Thesaurus" means "a religious lizard", although I have also heard it (incorrectly) used to refer to a dinosaur that knows a lot of words.
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DustMolecule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:32 PM
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11. Hey, that was my original sig line....
What's another name for thesaurus?

I changed it to my current one shortly after Chiburb correctly 'answered' the question. Speaking of Chiburb, I haven't seen him around in awhile - anybody know if he's still visiting us at DU?

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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:32 PM
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12. Word-Mill
My PhD HS Chemistry teacher told us not to remember everything in a chart because it was always written down somewhere as long as you understand the basics.

I can always "Google" a Word-Mill if I don't have a Thesaurus handy or "Google" corrects my spelling or if my home office needs an immediate progress report from the job-site.



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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:51 PM
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13. I was told it meant "treasure"
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:23 PM
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18. It Does
For a Word-Smith.

But "treasure" comes in many ways and in unexpected manners sometimes.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:57 PM
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14. telephone
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:16 PM
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17. dolo amber is a dingbat.
Wasn't the thesaurus an overeducated and excessively literate dinosaur?
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:26 PM
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19. No, Rob's The Dingbat
Dolo Amber is smart and a few others post 30 pages of information at a time on LBN.

"Brevity" is the hook that captures the curious.
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