Joanne Bernard - Connect Childcare - One Word Wonder

Scriba’s One Word Wonder

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 ‘one word wonder’ 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 Jo Bernard, campaign and content marketing manager at Connect Childcare.

What is the one word you wish people would use to describe you?


What is there too much of in the world?


And not enough…


Which word do you remember struggling to spell?

Separately – I get it wrong every time!

Which word is being used to death at the moment?


Pick a word that symbolises Yorkshire, Scriba’s home county…

Green – Yorkshire is very beautiful (probably because of all the rain!)

Your favourite single-word song title…

Respect 💁.

A word you can’t believe is in the dictionary…

Bouncebackability – but it’s a good one, the ability to recover after performing badly.

A word you still don’t truly understand the definition of…

GUI (pronounced ‘gooey’) – meaning Graphical User Interface. Working for a software company, there are quite a few like this. Just smile and nod.

And your favourite word of all time?