When in traffic you can gesticulate. Then leave the other driver to extrapolate the meaning. However when you are sending e-mail, the only way to express your self is through phraseology. I correspond with corporate on a daily basis. The only thing they know about me is the e-mail, as they are several states away. This combination Bartlett's - Roget's Thesaurus allows me to convey my attitude and keep my job. All kidding aside, this combination book is useful for putting words in context. In addition, there are several tables set in relevant locations of the book. Some of the tables are: . Christian Holy Days and Seasons . Flowers and Flowering Plants . Human Bones . Chemical Elements and Common Allotropes . Breeds of sheep . Notable Friendships Some of the Notable Friendships are: . Lone Ranger and Tonto . Don Quixote and Sancho Panza . Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Before you ask where are Pelleas and Melisande, they are in the table of "Famous Lovers if Fact and Fiction."