The Key Root for this column: Latin, posterus, "coming after."
Words and Phrases List
Posterior, postscript, preposterous
Also consider post as a prefix, meaning "before or later." Name as many words as you can which begin with post, such as "postpone."
Others: gibberish, gobbledygook
Thoughts for Today
- Do you encounter much gibberish in your life?
- Who relies most on it and also tends to indulge in gobbledygook?
- Why do they use it?
- Have you or someone you know recently experienced or been the victim of gobbledygook or gibberish? What were the circumstances? What was the response?
- Do you have a better way to describe gibberish? Please do so.