In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

Are You an Educated Person?

The Key Root for this column:

Latin semen, seminis, "seed "

Latin propago, "a slip or shoot for transplanting, " "to set forth, extend, " spread, " or "enlarge. "

Latin rudis, "unskilled," "rough," hence "rude "

Words and Phrases List

Semen, seminary, seminal, seminar

Rude, erudite, rudimentary

Propagate, propaganda

Thoughts for Today

  1. What's so seminal about seminars?
  2. What kind of learning goes on in seminaries?
  3. Give some examples of propaganda.
  4. How does most propaganda get propagated?
  5. Do you know anyone you'd consider erudite? What make him/her so?