In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

A More Feminine You

The Key Root for this column: None

Minor Roots: Hlaf, Old English for a "loaf of bread;" hlaefdig, "the loaf-kneader" — from dey, a "worker" or "server;" hlaefwerad, the "keeper or guardian of the loaf;" Anglo Saxon winnan, to "toil."

Words and Phrases List

lord, lady, duff, dough, bread and butter, toil, win

Thoughts for Today

  1. What did you take away from this column?
  2. What are the bread and butter issues in your life?
  3. Does hard work always pay off? Does it matter if it doesn't?
  4. Do we still use the word lady? In what context?
  5. What does it mean to lord over someone? Why don't we also "lady" over them?