Friday Fun Facts: Winnie the Pooh and Roget’s Thesaurus

This date is actually known for two things:

A. A. Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, among others, was born in 1882. He once said, “Almost anyone can be an author; the difficult business is to actually collect money from this state of being.”

Peter Roget was born in 1779. He compiled the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases in 1852. While he was still alive, it went through 28 editions. Writers, today, still use Roget’s Thesaurus to find just the right word.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT: What is your fondest memory of Winnie the Pooh? What is your favorite word from Roget’s Thesaurus?

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Posted on January 18, 2013, in Fun Facts, inspiration, writer's life, writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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