In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

Breaking Up

The Key Root for this column: None

Minor Roots: Latin, alere, "to nourish," +monia, "action, "state," condition."

Words and Phrases List

alimony, alimentary tract, paraphernalia, palimony

Thoughts for Today

  1. What is it like to break up with someone?
  2. What do you think is the best way to go about it?
  3. What makes it so difficult?
  4. Why do people fight so hard for their possessions after a break-up?
  5. Should people be compensated for a relationship that has gone wrong?