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 – 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 Jenny Gibson, account manager at Scriba PR
What is the one word you wish people would use to describe you? Nice, kind, helpful, encouraging – any of those would do.
What is there too much of in the world? Netflix – all those long and gripping series that zap hours and hours of your life.
And not enough… Time, mainly for all the Netflix.
Which word do you remember struggling to spell? Manoeuvre.
Which word is being used to death at the moment? Super as a prefix, eg. ‘super-keen’ or ‘super-important’.
Pick a word that symbolises Yorkshire… Scriba’s home county: Utopia!
Your favourite single-word song title… Toxic by Britney Spears.
A word you can’t believe is in the dictionary… Worstest – a new entry this year, apparently.
A word you still don’t truly understand the definition of… Pretty much any physics term. Kinematics, anyone?
And your favourite word of all time? That’s too much pressure for one word. Meringue is a good one, though.