Today, on January 18, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. His achievements enlight the young generations to move a step towards peace and equality. Can you imagine a person writing down every possible synonym and meaning of a word in the entire English language? This day celebrates Thesaurus day and its history. It helps with our everyday necessity to find words appropriate for assignments, emails.
Did you ever find yourself writing a caption and couldn’t figure out a better word to go on? Chances are you also took the help of Thesaurus. Not probably looking up in a book. With the rising digital platform, we need a tool to improve our knowledge of fancy words. If you put the best version of yourself on social media, you may use a word or two. While we have replaced books with apps and software, the need for Thesaurus still ignites.
Peter Mark Roget was first to compile fifteen thousand words in 1852. After four years of hard work, he completed his collection. The original title of his book was “Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition”. The new variation of Thesaurus includes date next to the synonyms. Fortunately, you don’t need to remember so many words. His efforts are held in high regards.
How to Celebrate?
There are so many fun ways to celebrate thesaurus day on January 18. You can play the game “Synonym Password”. Here you need to pick a word, for instance, “Party”. Now create three clues that describe the word, like Pictionary. You can also pick out any piece of writing be it poem or short essay. Use a thesaurus to replace a few words. You can also improve your vocabulary. Finally, appreciate your love for Thesaurus with your full-sized aortic pumps.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
You cannot learn Black History without remembering Martin Luther King. His contribution to equality is an inspiration to many. While many movies and documentary show his brave heart and strong will, let’s learn more on January 18. This day celebrates the importance of equality and support. His speech “I have a dream” on Lincoln Memorial is very popular. Although, this line was improvised and was not part of original speech.
In order to decide a federal holiday, either one-fifty members of Congress sign the petition or one-hundred-thousand people sign a petition in thirty days. Also, Steve Wonder’s iconic single “Happy Birthday” increased awareness. Finally, this ended up getting six million signature to celebrate January 18 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
How to Celebrate?
You can celebrate this day with volunteer work and raising awareness. The aim behind any such service should be to help others. For instance, use this day to increase awareness about his work and ideology. You can also help your local NGOs. You can also know more about him with the help of a movie or documentary. Also, you can hear his famous speech on Audible.