In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

The Nonsense People Speak

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

  1. Do you encounter much gibberish in your life?
  2. Who relies most on it and also tends to indulge in gobbledygook?
  3. Why do they use it?
  4. Have you or someone you know recently experienced or been the victim of gobbledygook or gibberish? What were the circumstances? What was the response?
  5. Do you have a better way to describe gibberish? Please do so.