Word of the Week

Mr Butler says

Word of the Week End of Term Challenge!

Prodigious Prizes for the best (or silliest) story or poem utilising all this term’s words.

Email your entries to Mr Butler by the beginning of term, please.

Last week’s word was ‘Erstwhile’, which is fascinating because ‘erst’ comes from Anglo Saxon, aerste, meaning ‘earlier’, and was used throughout the Saxon, Middle English and modern eras, but the extended adjective ‘erstwhile’ only appears in the early 1900’s, and we no longer use ‘erst’. Odd. First Former Summer’s sentence made me laugh, but Second Former Alexandra’ ‘I have lost touch with my erstwhile BFF, Courtney’ uses the word perfectly, and she wins.




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