In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


Sponsoring a Marriage

The Key Root for this column: Latin, spondere, spons–, "to pledge, or vow"

Minor Roots: Old English weddian, from the Germanic base of Scots wed "a pledge" related to Latin vas "surety."

Words and Phrases List

Correspond, correspondence, despond, despondent, despondency, espouse, respond, response, responsibility, responsible, irresponsibility, irresponsibleness, sponsor, spouse

Thoughts for Today

  1. What does it mean to respond to another person?
  2. What makes you a responsible person?
  3. What things make you despondent?
  4. Has anyone sponsored you or your work?
  5. When and how is marriage a responsible course of action?