Posted by Woodchuck on November 10, 2002
Perhaps I'm just grumpy because I have a back injury, a mother recovering from surgery, and four non-functional computers in various stages of repair, but I've been amusing myself with Eugene Ehrlich's "Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate" and its companion dictionary and I am less amused than expected. "Swashbuckler" is offered as the sole synonym of "swordsman". "Carmelite" and "votary" are given equal weight as synonyms of "nun".
Granted, Ehrilich's books are clearly intended to be cotton candy for pseudo-intellectuals, but after flipping through other references for comparision, I've decided most thesauri are sloppy miserable things that need better categorization. Only Roget's passed muster in my library. Are there other decent thesauri out there?