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 blog series – One Word Wonder. 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 Rachel McElroy, Chief Marketing Officer at Solutionize Global…
What is the one word you wish people would use to describe you?
Enthusiastic – I am a pretty happy person, and my brain is usually whirring with ideas.
What is there too much of in the world?
And not enough…
Manners – they cost nothing.
Which word do you remember struggling to spell?
Psychology. I don’t think I cracked it until I studied the subject.
Which word is being used to death at the moment?
Brexit! Although it has since taken a bit of a backseat during the current climate.
Pick a word that symbolises Yorkshire, Scriba’s home county…
Hilly. As a southern ‘exile’, I can still remember the fear of hill starts in the car and – a decade on – there are still roads I avoid using!
Your favourite single-word song title…
‘Holiday’ by Madonna. I’m reminded of when I was little and it’s summertime, or I’m going away. A good blast of this still makes me smile from ear-to-ear.
A word you can’t believe is in the dictionary…
Collywobbles – a favourite of my Nan, but to me it sounds completely made-up.
A word you still don’t truly understand the definition of…
Snicket or ginnel. Either make no sense to me.
And your favourite word of all time?