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Thesaurus Day - January 18

A thesaurus is a huge vocabulary of synonyms arranged in alphabetical order.
The difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus is that the dictionary gives definitions of words in the same language or gives a translation of the word into another language, whereas the thesaurus gives synonyms, i.e. different words with the same meaning. The thesaurus can be used by writers, poets, translators and anyone who wants to use language rich in the texts he writes.

In the past, the thesaurus was a book whose words were arranged in a long list. Today there is already vocabulary software on your computer.
The day of the thesaurus was set for January 18 because it was the birthday of Peter Mark Roger who was born in 1779, and he is the man who collected and published the first thesaurus called "the thesaurus of Roger". He began working on it in 1805 and published it in 1852. The book of course was handwritten.
The name Thesaurus comes from the Greek θησαυρός and means treasure.

Roget's Thesaurus
 by Peter Mark Roget  Source 


International Arabic Language Day- December 18

In 2013, the United Nations declared December 18 as the Arabic International Day, which was chosen because it was the date on which Arabic was accepted as one of the six official working languages ​​of the United Nations in 1973.

Arabic is one of the most spoken languages ​​in the world. More than 422 million people around the world live in the Arab world (Al-Watan al-Arabi) and in the surrounding areas and speak Arabic.

Arabic is one of the ancient Semitic languages. The Koran, the Muslim holy book, is written in Arabic and is considered the Islamic holy tongue. Online Arabic is among the 4 most common languages.

Arabic influenced other languages ​​in the Islamic world such as Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian and Albanian. European languages ​​such as Spanish, Portuguese, Maltese and Sicilian are also influential in the Arabic language.

December 18 is also Immigrants Day

Punctuation Day- 24 September

The National Punctuation Day is a day that falls every year on September 24 in the United States. Jeff Rubin founded the day in 2004 to promote the correct use of punctuation.
Punctuation errors can affect the entire meaning of the sentence. Failure to use punctuation will make the text unintelligible and tiring. For punctuation, do not forget to put a period at the end of a sentence, a comma at recess, an exclamation mark at the end of a question, quotation marks at the beginning and end of a quote, etc. Otherwise, the whole sentence you have written can be understood differently.

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th

Ahoy, everyone!
September 19 is a day of talk like an international pirate (ITLAPD). It is a Parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Light (Chumbucket OL) and Mark Summers (Captain Sluffy) from Albany, Oregon, USA.
This holiday has also become the feast of members of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Church.
According to Summers, this holiday came into being as a result of a sports injury. During a tennis match between Summers and Light, one of them reacted to the pain with an outburst of "Aiarrrrr!", And so the idea was born. The game in which the injury occurred took place on June 6, 1995, but to make it easier for them to remember the date, they chose the date of the birthday of the former wife of Summers.
The inner joke between the two friends gained exposure when Bauer and Summers sent a letter telling of their invention to Dave Barry, a popular humorist in the United States in 2002, and he liked the idea and declared it an international holiday. Baur and Summers began to sell books and shirts related to this day and in a viral way, the holiday became a famous holiday all over the world. In 2006, Orr and Summers appeared on ABC's reality TV show "Wife Swap" as a family of pirates.

If you want to celebrate the day of talk like a pirate, get a few words in the pirate language:
Ahoy! - Hello
Aye! - Yes
Ai! - Yes Yes! (Eg "Ai Captain!" - "I'll do it immediately Captain!")
Arrr! - Yes enthusiastically
Arrrg! - A cry of pain
Avast! - stop and stop, enough, no way!

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