This weeks word comes courtesy of the lovely Stevie who was listening to me going through the dictionary to find something suitable; ‘it’s all just syntax really isn’t it‘ he quipped, and that was me hooked right in.
My alternative meaning for the word Syntax is probably quite obvious and that is ‘sex tax‘; and now, what would yours be?
Now, let’s get down to the serious business of finding out what the word really means.
This week’s word is SYNTAX, it is a NOUN and is pronounced ‘sin-tacs’
- Please ensure that you use complete sentences, correct spelling, grammar and syntax when completing your answers sheet.
- This page contains all possible syntax you may use when editing documents for the University.
- Space syntax investigates relationships between spatial layout and a range of social, economic and environmental phenomena.
Origins of the word Syntax
Syntax originates in 1565–75; and is short for syntaxis from the Late Latin and the Greek sýntaxis which means n arranging in order.
Why the Weekly Word?
The idea of the Weekly Word comes from Toastmasters International. At each meeting we have a Grammarian whose role is to encourage members to try out new words that stretch our vocabulary, as well as to monitor and report back on people’s use of language. If you’d like to find out more about Toastmasters groups in your area then you can visit their website at: http://www.toastmasters.org.
If you would like to see previous Weekly Words on this blog and try out your own alternative meanings, you can find them all listed here: the-weekly-word