Friends of Scriba will know that we’re big fans of the English Language! Why? Because you could be faced with an undeniably tough question, for example, but if you think carefully, you might need only a single word to answer it!
This was actually the very idea behind our latest blog series – 10 questions, 10 seconds to answer each, and 10 resulting words, dedicated to that person in the hot seat. OK, the questions aren’t exactly Mastermind standard. Nor will they cause anyone any sleepless nights. But they may just give you a sneak peek into what’s going on inside that person’s own little vocab!
Next up it’s Jonathan Oldfield, Managing Director of Yorkshire-based Riverside Waste Machinery.
What is the one word you wish people would use to describe you? Lovely.
What is there too much of in the world? Hate.
And not enough.. Sausages!
Which word do you remember struggling to spell? Most of them, unfortunately!
Which word is being used to death at the moment? COVID!
Pick a word that symbolises Yorkshire, Scriba’s home county… Beautiful.
Your favourite single-word song title… ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams (that was hard!)
A word you can’t believe is in the dictionary… Bumfuzzle
A word you still don’t truly understand the definition of… Modest (haha!)
And your favourite word of all time? Thank you.