In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

Avoiding Offensive Comments

The Key Root for this column: None

Minor roots: Greek: eu, "well or good." Greek: phone, "sound." Greek topos, "place."

Words and Phrases List

all ears, cacophony, euphemism, euphony, homophone, in one ear and out the other, microphone, phone, phonetic, phonograph, symphony, isotope, topiary, topic, topography, topology, utopia

Thoughts for Today

  1. What are some of your favorite euphemisms?
  2. Why do you use them?
  3. Find some euphemisms in the news. Why does government often favor their use?
  4. What are your ideas about a utopian way that people might better live together?
  5. Research some utopian experiments