In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

What's Romance Got to Do With It?

The Key Roots for this column: None

Manor Roots: Latin oxus, "sharp," and moros, "foolish"

Words and Phrases List

derring–do, romance, romantic, true romance, oxygen, oxymoron, moron, moronic, sophomore,


Thoughts for Today

  1. What does the word "romantic" convey to you?
  2. What words do you use to tell others that you are in a romantic relationship?
  3. What makes for a romantic atmosphere?
  4. What, if any, are the downsides of being in a romantic relationship?
  5. Name as many oxymorons as you can.