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!