Friday, April 27, 2012

X, Y and Z...Are For Strange Words

Here are some words that start with X...

Xylophone-a musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of wooden bars, usually sounded by striking with small wooden hammers.
Xylotomy-the preparation of transverse, tangential, or radial sections of wood for examination under a microscope.
Xeroxing-a copy made on a xerographic copying machine.
Xylitol-a naturally occurring pentose sugar alcohol, C 5 H 12 O 5 , used as a sugar substitute.

Here are some words that start with Y...

Yabbered- Australian simple past or past participle for, to talk or jabber. 
Yardbird- A military recruit who is assigned menial tasks.
Yeshivas- An academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts.
Yodeller- A singer who changes register rapidly.

Here are some words that start with Z...

Zodiacal- Relating to or included in the zodiac.
Zootiest or Zooty- Characteristic of a zoot suiter; extreme or flamboyant in style or appearance.
Zemstvo- one of a system of elected local assemblies established in 1864 by Alexander II to replace the authority of the nobles in administering local affairs after the abolition of serfdom: became the core of the liberal movement from 1905 to 1917.

This is a Zoot Suit

I have enjoyed being in the A to Z Challenge as well as reading your informative, educational and entertaining posts and although I have not been able to comment on a lot of them, I have tried to read some in whatever spare time I've had lately. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read and comment on what I've shared this month...blessings and Godspeed.

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Lynn Proctor said...

so are you through---good job!

Ruth said...

You taught me some words I did not know.

Patti said...

What a fun idea to do all those strange letters together. Why didn't I think of that???

Congratulations on finishing the challenge.

Fun blog.

Dropping by from A to Z.


mare ball said...

Love your's colorful and bright. Your About Me made me want to come back. I'm so encouraged to find other believers here in the blogging world. Bless you and your family for all you've been through. I'm following to stay in touch! You might want to visit my Ballpark (just click my name.)

Sharkbytes said...

Great words! I would not have known how to define yodeling, although, of course, I know what it sounds like. And I didn't know zemstvo. Even the crazy 1970s can't out-weird the zoot suit! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at

Sylvia Ney said...

Interesting. New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


Rob-bear said...

Sorry I have missed a few things — life has been getting in the way of blogging. (So much for being back to the work of pastor.) Congratulations on finishing the A - Z Challenge!

I need to go check your running blog, too.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Stacey Pomerleau said...

Fun idea for a blog post!

Donna L Martin said...


I'm trying to visit all the participants of the 2012 A to Z Challenge and I have arrived at your lovely blog. Good luck with the rest of the year!

Donna L Martin

Andy David said...

Just stopping by to say hi. Visiting from the Post A-Z Road Trip - I'm on a quest to visit all 1,718 people who took part in the 2012 A-Z Challenge!

Congratulations on completing the A-Z Challenge! It was my first time taking part and I must say I had so much fun. Best wishes & thanks for sharing.

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