Hilarious Holidays: Thesaurus Day
Today we celebrate the birth of Peter Roget, the author of the very first thesaurus, who was born January 18th, 1779. As many of us may know, a thesaurus is used to reference synonyms (words with similar meaning) and in some cases antonyms (words with opposite meanings) are given as well. The word thesaurus has been derived from the latinisation of the Greek thēsauros, which literally means "treasure store". Generally speaking it represents a collection of things which are of big importance or value.
Given a thesaurus, writers can prevent themselves from spoiling their literary art by avoiding repetition of a particular word or phrase over and over again. We now have the ability to easily alter our word choice without damaging our targeted message.
Did you know you can use a thesaurus to help you find your perfect domain?
Having celebrated National Dress Your Pet Up Day just a few days ago, I began to notice a huge pet outfit craze that's spreading across the globe - so why not invest in a pet friendly domain to showcase all your doggy divas! The first catchy name I could think of, PetPrints.com, was taken. So to come up a clever domain that wasn't already taken, I used my thesaurus of course! That's when it hit me, PawsandClawsApparel.com! Surprisingly it's still available for you to purchase!
This is just one example of how a thesaurus can suggest the right words for your domain. Don't be afraid to play around with words - remember you want something creative, but not fancy. We all know shopping for a new domain can be a difficult task if the name you had in mind is already taken. However, a thesaurus could be the perfect tool to help you find words that are similar in meaning and available to register!
Posted January 18, 2014 by Kathleen BorgTweet