-ish

Looks as though the new owners of this shop realised that the grand re-opening was going to take longer than they had first thought.

Originally a suffix used with times (five-ish) and colours (greyish), -ish can now be applied to almost any adjective to make its meaning more approximate. 

Ish has also become an independent word used to indicate doubt or uncertainty:

– Did you enjoy the movie?

– Mmm…ish

Location: St Benedict’s Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Linguistic Landscapes - ish - shopfront

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