In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


Woody Allen on Depression

The Key Root for this column: None

Minor Root: Greek, hypo, "under" and chondros, "cartilage of the breastbone."

Words and Phrases List

hypochondria, hypochondriac, take your medicine; a little bit of sugar

helps the medicine go down

Thoughts for Today

  1. What kind of things tend to make you hysterical?
  2. When does something funny become "hysterical?"
  3. Are women more prone than men to become hysterical? What evidence do you have to back up your judgment?
  4. How do you personally deal with periods of melancholy or depression?
  5. Is this column a bit over the top on the issues of hysterectomies?