In So Many Words

Books of Educational and Informational Comics from Larry Paros


Book VII: Off to Work We Go (Employment)

What a Bummer!

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Key Root for this column


Minor Roots

German: bommeln, "to loiter," bummler, "an idler or loafer."

Words and Phrases List

bum, bummer, bum's rush, on the bum, bummed out, trucking

Thoughts for Today

  1. How do you define a "bum?"
  2. What bums you out?
  3. Do you ever give others the bum's rush?
  4. What phrase or expression do you use to describe a "bummer?"
  5. What is the opposite of a bum? Does the bum have any virtues?