In So Many Words

Books of Educational and Informational Comics from Larry Paros


Book VIII: Making IT (Success)

Hay There

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Key Root for this column


Minor Roots

Old English: mawan, "to mow."

Words and Phrases List

make hay, make hay while the sun shines, what the hey!, that ain't hay!, aftermath

Thoughts for Today

  1. When's the last time you made hay while the sun shined?
  2. What's the problem with that maxim?
  3. How do you use the word "hey?" How do people respond to it?
  4. Can an aftermath of an event completely alter its character, changing something which you originally thought to be a good outcome to one that you now considered poor? Give an example where the aftermath of an event has completely changed your original, assessment of it.
  5. Can the outcome of any event be considered totally "positive" or totally "negative?"