Wednesday, August 1, 2007


grassroots: popular

Thanks to Kenny for reminding me to put this one up. I run into folks screwing this one up all the time, though usually by doing the cognate Sp>En. Ok, not a horrible screw up, it is technically correct, but most crowds just won't get it. We usually say grassroots in English. Sometimes in English grassroots is used as a synonym for "rank and file" (as opposed to leadership). In that case I'd render it as base, or "de la base".