Ralph Dopping suggested the word Quandary, and that’s what I was in when I wondered…how many “Q” words will people submit?
Barbara Klein was first in the Queue with the word queue, but she questioned whether the word, a quotidian word for line-up, was commonplace. In Barbara’s words: “to queue, an admirable custom the British are known for, unfortunately unheard of in some countries and unless you follow the prevailing habits, you will be left in a corner with zilch in your hands.”
Do you use the word Queue?
But to Quit just because of a Quagmire would not be a Question. True entrepreneurs Quash the idea of Quitting! (how’s that for some alliteration?)
In business, the word Quality is often used, and perhaps even over-used. After all, who doesn’t say they offer a Quality product or service?
But how does one determine or measure Quality? (Be sure to click on the little lego video in the post:) Bill Dorman‘s take on Quality: “Quality above all else; make sure you take care of the little things really, really well and everything else will fall into place. And that’s a fact Jack.”
Jayme Soulati suggested the word Quintessential, and as the quintessential queen of the quick quip, I’d say that’s a mighty powerful Q word. Lori Gosselin added to the quintessence by stating: “Quintessence”. It means “The chief, purest or best part of anything; the fifth and highest essence, present in all things, but distinct from the four elements of earth, water, air and fire. LOVE that word. It’s who we really are!”
I’ll end this Quest for Q words by quoting Vidya Sury:
“I wonder what Q will bring? Query? Quest? Qualifier? Quail? Quarter? Quagmire? Whatever it is, it will be quite a quality quaint quilt of words.”
I hope this quilt of words provided a bright spot to your day. Now bring on the “R” words for next week’s post.