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April 29, 1852

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1852 the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published. Many of the citizens of Great Britain wondered why so many of the words meant practically the same thing. In particular, they asked why were there so many different words for “poop”. It wasn’t like they were Norwegian and … Continue reading

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July 30, 1419

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1419, Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of the executed dictionary reformer, Jan Hus, stormed into Prague and threw all seven members of the Catholic Dictionary Council out the window of the Council House, killing most from the fall, with the rest being torn apart by the waiting crowd below. Jan Hus … Continue reading

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