In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


The Problem with Old Flames

The Key Roots for this column: None

Manor Roots: Latin torquere, "to twist"

Words and Phrases List

contort, distort, extort, extortion, retort, torque, torsion, tortuous, torture

old flame, carrying the torch, torchlight parade, torchbearer, carry the torch

Thoughts for Today

  1. Do you have an old flame?
  2. Is there a more current phrase you'd prefer to use?
  3. Do you still "carry the torch for someone?"
  4. What's the most effective way of handling that?
  5. Have you shared your memories of old flame(s) with your present loved one? If so, why? If not, why not?