Saturday, March 22, 2014


I’m sure you’ll be terribly disappointed, but there won’t an etymology post next week. I’m saving it all for next month, when I participate in the A-to-Z challenge.

This is the first year I’ve taken part in the challenge. Previous years I was too lazy busy to take part in it, but I have an idea for it (etymology, obviously) and I think I’ll actually have enough time to make the visits to other blogs.

So what can you expect next here next month? Luckily, words begin with letters, so I easily found a word to etymologize each day. Except for X. I mean, I found one, but man, it wasn’t easy. Not a lot of actual words begin with X. I ended up with a freaking prefix because it was either that or xylophone.

I also made sure that there was something interesting, like a weird connection between words that you didn’t realize. The posts are very brief, of course—I don’t totally bore my new A-to-Z friends! Most of them are of words I never would have done anyway because there wasn’t enough to blog about, so the challenge is the perfect time for them.

Anyway, that’s the plan for next month. Regular commenters who aren’t doing the challenge, don’t feel obligated to comment every day. Fellow A-to-Z-ers, good luck!


  1. Good luck!

    I'll be huddled in a corner, gulping Maalox and getting ready for my debut. LOL

  2. That theme fits you.
    The Challenge will make a huge difference to your blog, especially as you don't have a lot of followers. That will change by the end!

  3. That's the perfect theme for you. Good luck.

    I'll also be doing A to Z, but it'll mostly be business as usual. Last year I was amazed how well some of my days fit naturally into the letter of the day.

  4. That's going to keep you exceedingly busy!

  5. Yay, A to Z! I just signed up today after my usual round of dithering.

  6. Awesome! I love learning about words and their origins. I look forward to seeing what you have to say about your choices. Good luck!

    N J Magas, speculative fiction author, participating in Blogging A-Z April Challenge.


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