prosperity vs posterity : Common Errors in English

About prosperity vs posterity

Your descendants—those who come after you—are posterity. Your posterior comes behind your front, right? Your posterity comes along behind you in time. In contrast, prosperity is financial well-being. But some people mix these up by saying “I am taking photos of our house construction for prosperity” when they mean “for posterity.”

prosperity Meaning(s)

  • (n) an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
  • (n) the condition of prospering; having good fortune

posterity Meaning(s)

  • (n) all of the offspring of a given progenitor
  • (n) all future generations

prosperity in News

  1. Conservative groups release prosperity blueprint

    ATLANTA - A handful of conservative groups released what they call a blueprint for prosperity Wednesday at the Capitol. The blueprint argues for reduced government spending, greater school choice and raising the sales tax to allow for a lower income tax.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Athens Banner-Herald

  2. The Virginia Prosperity Project Commends the 2013 Virginia Nominees

    The Virginia Prosperity Project (VA P2) offered congratulations today to the final 2013 Virginia nominees, who will be contending for elected-office this November. The following statement has been issued by VA P2 Executive Director, Ryan Dunn. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (PB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 13, 2013

    Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. ( PB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.215 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 01, 2013. Shareholders who
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

posterity in News

  1. Dan Pfeiffer, the man guarding Obama’s legacy

    As senior adviser, his job is to protect president’s image for posterity.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Washington Post

  2. Letter: For the record

    Carol Oberg, Marco Island: The only change I would welcome is the addition of the name Daniels — it should live for posterity!
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Naples Daily News

  3. Save Oswald’s residence

    The Associated Press story authenticates the reason that this house should be purchased by Dallas and designated as a historical significance, restored to its originality and kept open as a tourist attraction for posterity.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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