In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

Where Your Likes Began

The Key Root for this column: Old English cynn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kunne, from an Indo-European root meaning "give birth to." Latin, genus, gener, "breed" or "kin,"

Minor Roots: None

Words and Phrases List

kin, kind, kindness, kinfolk, kinsman, kindergarten, Frobel, Friedrich, beget, congenial, genial, congeniality, degeneracy, degenerate, gender, general, generalize, generalization, genealogy, genetic, genesis, genocide, generality, generate, generation, generous, generosity, genius, genus, generic, gentle, heterogeneous, ingenious

Thoughts for Today

  1. What kind of person do you most like?
  2. Are you like them?
  3. What kind of person do you most dislike?
  4. Do you hang with your own? What does that mean? What is the upside of that? Any downside?
  5. What exactly is the main point of this column? Do you agree or disagree with its basic premise?