In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


Check Out Your Heritage

The Key Root for this column: Latin in, "in" and vestgare, "to track" from vestigium, "footprints or trace"
French pied, "foot" (Latin, pes, pedis, "foot")

Minor Roots: French, de grue "of the crane"

Words and Phrases List

investigate, investigation, investigative, investigator, investigatory, vestige, vestigial, centipede, impede, pedal, pedestrian pedigree, birds of a feather, for the birds

Thoughts for Today

  1. What is the most interesting aspect of your family tree?
  2. Why is it important to know something about your family background and heritage?
  3. How can you best use that information? Misuse it?
  4. Do you practice the old adage of birds of a feather flocking together? Is that a good thing? Bad thing? Or nothing at all?
  5. What do you mean when you describe someone or something as being "for the birds?"