Q is for… (#atozchallenge)
Q is for…
I love this word because it is so fun to say. According to the Oxford Dictionary of English (2003) it means: ‘representing the most perfect or typical example of quality or class.’
I think it can be used colloquially to suggest indicators that are typical of a particular person or group of people. I’ve most heard it said in relation to something being quintessentially British.
And because quint relates to 5 I would like to know from you, any of the following:
Five indicators of the quintessential writer
Five indicators of the quintessential occupational therapist
Five indicators that are quintessentially you
My 5 quintessential Kirsty indicators are:
- I am always, at least, 5 minutes late to everything
- I am always blowing my nose or sneezing (especially in the last two weeks)
- I talk with my hands and make odd gestures to represent what I’m blathering about (you turn the gas down – anyone?)
- If I stay anywhere overnight I don’t come alone
- I am glued to my gadgets
(those of you who know me would you agree or is there anything else that is quintessentially me?)
Looking forward to your quintessential quintessentials!
Posted on April 20, 2011, in #am writing (and all things writing related), April A-Z Challenge, Kirsty rambles on about life, the universe, tv, and everything!, Occupational Therapy and tagged Blogging from A-Z Challenge April 2011, Quintessential. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.