Word of the week – hotchpotch

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world.

So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language.

And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ as much as I can so they become part of my life.


This week’s word – HOTCHPOTCH

This word must seem very strange to people who are learning English.

And yet, for English speakers, its meaning is immediately obvious.  Why?  You just have to say it and it makes you feel slightly ‘odd’ – and so we have its meaning:

an odd mix, all sorts, a job lot, a mishmash (another good word!), a jumble

What does it mean to me?

  • a fun word
  • means what it says
  • reminds me of playing ‘hopscotch’

What does it mean to you?

1.5 million hectares of new #woodland needs to be planted across the UK if we are to reduce #emissions and become more resilient to the challenges of a rapidly warming world.

We can’t combat #ClimateChange without #trees: https://t.co/jykKSc2zRe #TheTimeIsNow

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