Tuesday, April 28, 2015

But it Sounds Like a Z

I have thought long and hard about my X word.

In the past, I have done Xanadu and X-ray and I don't remember what else.

Xenu came into my head, but everyone knows Xenu is a guy floating around the sky that Tom Cruise prays to.

My next option was to get out my dictionary and look for X words.
Xenophobe was good.

That's a person that is afraid of strangers- which pretty much describes every kid in the free world.

But, then I realized something...

Most X words seem like they should start with Z.
Unless it is like X-ray, it has a Z sound.


Except for Xmas, cause the X is really the Greek letter meaning Christ.

Xerox, xylophone, and so on and so forth.

So, in conclusion, I really have no X word for today.
Pretty much a bunch of mumbo-jumbo.

And I'm OK with that.

25 comments:

  1. I like your last line; X is a hard letter to do and you are right it does sound a lot like Z in some words. I lucked out this year with X with xeriscape which is so prevalent here; the other 2 challenges I did was a scramble on what to do with this less than popular letter. Only 2 more letters to go!

    betty

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    1. Betty, I like your X word. I learned something today.

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  2. Haha-I think you did eXtremely well Ruth!!

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  3. LOL. I've never thought about it but you're so right. Makes me wonder why we need X. This was a great post about not having an X word.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Maybe we should look up origins of the alphabet. Might be interesting if we could find anything.

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  4. I used Xena -- it's a guy thing! :-) Thanks for your comment on my Powerless post. :-)

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    1. Roland, my mom used to tape that show. I should introduce my daughter to it. I bet she would love it.
      I could have written so much more, But, I didn't want to make a post on your post. :)

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  5. haha. Do you still get a gold star from the A to Z peeps?

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    1. Susie, I believe so. However, I think I am out of contention for the scratch and sniff.

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  6. Mumbo jumbo works any old time. Xena sounds like it should start with z too

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    1. Pat, I am excellent at mumbo jumbo.

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  7. That's funny. Especially the part about who Cruise prays to. And sadly, Xanadu was part of my post today...

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    1. Thank you, Alex. You did your X correctly. I just got goofy with it.

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  8. This was a good X post. I have seen many unique ways to deal with this letter today. I love the bit about Cruise...so true

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    1. Birgit, He's a special kinda guy and I felt I should honor that. Thanks. :)

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  9. "X" was a hard letter... the hardest one I had to deal with. I took a little poetic license to write my article.

    --Mee (The Chinese Quest)

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    1. I went and read it. I liked it. Very creative and I learned a new word.

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  10. Mee, yes there a few letters that are harder to do.Just do what you can. :)

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  11. I like that about you, Ruth - you're not afraid to rebel against this X madness.

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    1. Robyn, sometimes these things have to be done.

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  12. So X means Christ in Greek? So why does everybody bitch about it at Christmas?\
    I'm so confused.

    Anyways, glad I got to follow you along during these alphabetical times.

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    1. Jeff, I am gonna take a stab and say there are a bunch of stupid people.
      Thanks, Jeff. It has been fun.

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