The Letter X
This is probably the hardest letter for me yet! I thought it would be easy...like just pick a word like X-Ray and be done with it. Nope, not on your life.
Did you know there are tons of words that start with Xanth....and they all have something to do with yellow? Like yellow fruit, or yellow skin, or hair, or teeth, or leaves...and the list goes on.
I know, I'm boring you. Of course coming up with a letter X word isn't all that exciting for me either...so bear with me.
You wouldn't believe the plethora of things that begin with Xeno...several have to do with wood, or measuring wood, wood carving, eating wood, one who grows or sells wood, or just plain being fond of wood. Seriously, there should be a whole course study of the letter X.
Now, if your X word starts with Xer....it has to do with dry something or other. I won't go into all the dry stuff. Trust me, or look it up.
Here's another doozy for you....
For instance, did you know that there were three Popes named Xystus? Pictured is numero uno, circa 117-128. I wonder what kind of camera they used for that picture? My first camera was a Kodak Brownie, and it used 127 film. Did anyone else have one of those?
So bear with me while I call, "KINGS X"
"King's X" is one of a class of children's phrases called "truce terms," one of those sayings that call a temporary halt to a game or contest when spoken. Say for example, you and Grandma J were playing tag, and a bee flew up Grandma J's nose. She might shout, "King's X" right before she fainted. And then you would feel sorry for her and let her win.
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