Two things from the world of the Interwebs.
First a complaint: I was looking up something at Thesaurus.com, and LOOK what they had in there for “art”:
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||creation meant to communicate or appeal to senses or mind|
|Synonyms:||abstraction, carving, description, design, illustration, imitation, modeling, molding, painting, pictorialization, portrayal, representation, sculpting, shaping, simulation, sketching, symbolization|
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The NERVE! The antomyn of “art” is “science”?!?! I object!!
On a cheerier note, they also were featuring ThinkMap’s Visual Thesaurus, “an interactive tool that allows you to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display.” It already has over 145,000 words mapped to related concepts based on other people’s searches.
Wow! What a fun tool to learn about other words and how other people are using them. They provide a free sample online, so you’d have to subscribe or purchase if you wanted to use it more than a few times, but the subscription also includes an online magazine “which is updated daily with fresh new content about language and the creative process!” Writing teachers rejoice!