In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


Why Vegetables are Important

The Key Root for this column: Latin, vegere, vegetus, "to arouse or impart vigor," vigere, "to flourish;" Latin spina, "thorn;" Latin, vigil, "awake."

Words and Phrases List

You are what you eat; invigorate, reinvigorate, reinvigoration, spine, spineless, spinach, vegetable, veg out, vigor, vigorous, vigil, vigilance, vigilant, vigilante

Thoughts for Today

  1. Are we really what we eat? If not, how does food shape (no pun intended) the kind of person you are? Or is it the other way around?
  2. Why do we have such an aversion to vegetables?
  3. Why do we react so negatively when someone says, "It's good for you?"
  4. What role does food play in your life?
  5. Does how you eat tell you something about yourself? If so, what might that be?