The Key Root for this column: None
Minor roots: Latin: pater: "Father."
Words and Phrases List
Pater Noster, Paternity, patriot, patronage, patronize, patriarch, patter
beating gums, flapping ones chops, the gift of gab
Thoughts for Today
- What do you consider to be a "wasteful" conversation?
- Why do you think "gab" is considered a gift?
- Do you have the gift of gab? If not, do you wish you did?
- How much do you and your friends engage in patter?
- Why do we use expressions, such as "Have a good day, now"?