In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


Dumb People Turn to Drugs

The Key Root for this column: None

Minor Root: Dutch dopen, "to dip." French drogue, "rubbish" or "poor stuff." French, huppe, (name of a particularly stupid looking bird).

Words and Phrases List

Dope, dupe, inside dope, straight dope, drug, drug on the market

Thoughts for Today

  1. What's your source for inside dope on what's going on?
  2. Is the inside dope you get always the straight dope?
  3. What's the latest inside dope about dope? Who or what is your source on the topic? Can you rely on it?
  4. What's the last time you were duped about something? What if anything did you learn from the experience?
  5. What do you consider to be the biggest drug on the market today? Note that we're not talking drugs here.