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'Roget's Thesaurus'

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'Roget's Thesaurus'

'Roget's Thesaurus'

'Roget's Thesaurus'

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Host Bob Edwards talks to author Simon Winchester, who voices his frustration with the misuse of Roget's Thesaurus. Roget apparently never intended his book to be used for finding synonyms at all — its creation was merely a game to pass the time. Winchester is author of the bestselling book, The Professor and the Madman. His article on Roget will appear in Atlantic magazine.