Look, words beginning with X are hard to find.
Xeno is a prefix that means strange or foreign. It comes directly from the Greek xenos, a guest, stranger, or foreigner. Hm, nothing really interesting about this one. Maybe we should get rid of the letter X. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about the twenty fourth day of the challenge so much.
We wouldn't have Xena the Warrior Princess without that letter though.ReplyDelete
So true. I've decided X was the toughest letter!ReplyDelete
Hi JE - I'm always surprised at the words that do pop up and how creative people can be ...xeno is a good word - I didn't realise it meant foreign or strange ..ReplyDelete
I did have one botanical word and there were others but I used x facts - my creative way round ... Cheers Hilary
I think we have the Greeks to blame for any X-words we have in English. Or we could blame the Anglo-Saxons and the French for not giving us enough of them. Either way, X is probably the toughest letter to write an A-to-Z article for. Next year, I'm going to make one up... :)ReplyDelete
Xeno -great prefix, and even greater for an X post from a word nerd.ReplyDelete
I really like this, and I'll call back when the A-Z has finished.
We've almost reached the finish line.
One of my friends was doing something based on words from Hawaii, but the native alphabet has less letters! She decided to wrap it up today with the last three letters of the alphabet all at once.ReplyDelete
Without an X, we wouldn't have Xenia Onatopp, that memorable Bond villainess with the killer thighs...
Xeno is a good prefix to highlight today though. My post is on xenophobia. Don't ask where that came from. I was having problems thinking of X words too.ReplyDelete
X is a hard one, few words to choose from. I could have chosen some math stuff, like y=A*x, but I didn't. In fact, my choice happen to be similar to yours; xenology >:)ReplyDelete
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LOL, I second your vote. No more X!ReplyDelete
But, but... I prepared for X...ReplyDelete
Agreed. It's a toughie. But in fairness to the A to Z, and in the spirit of blogging 26, perhaps we should double up on one of the other 25. ;-)ReplyDelete
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Yes, getting rid of X would make things easier. But I know there were a lot of people like me who did this little trick. E(x)-whatever word that starts with EX.ReplyDelete
Mine was Excuse Me. Cheating yes, but I'm okay with that.
There aren't too many X options.ReplyDelete