4.27.2013

X is for....XENIAL?



 
I may participate in the annual A-Z challenge only twice due solely to the letter X.  It's not writer-friendly.

Last year, I used "X-ray," because my mom had fractured her shoulder in February, and the X-ray of her broken joint was perfect.  Thanks, mom.

This year....xylophone is all that came to mind.  And, I just didn't feel the love.  So, I formed an X out of mini marshmallows, then I googled X words.  They're mostly unpronounceable.  Like this one:  Xylyl.  Good luck.  It has something to do with chemistry. 

I did discover a word that was interesting:  Xenial.  It looks like someone just misspelled d-enial.  It's pronounced Zeen-ee-ul.  Why it's not spelled with a Z, I don't know.  If would make life easier for everyone. 

Xenial is my X word.  It means hospitable.  Isn't that nice?   I don't think it gets much use, though. When I want to describe someone as hospitable, I say they're hospitable, not zenial...whoops, xenial.

This word is never gonna make it.



14 comments:

Michelle said...

You get a capital "X" for effort though! lol ;)

Yeah...I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do...need to work a bit faster on that I suppose...seeing as it's due today!

Retired Knitter said...

You made me laugh right out loud with your thanks to your mom for contributing to your x word last year.

Stacey Lozano said...

You could just start a new trend using the word, though prepare to explain all the time. ha!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Well you taught me a new word that I hope come in handy for Scrabble one day. Otherwise, yeah I'm never gonna use it ;-)

Jen Forbes said...

I like your word Mare, it's yummy..oh I mean a good word!

Pam Williams said...

I wrote on Xenial on our writers' group blog--www.1stwrites.blogspot.com. I used it as an attribute of Jesus! Cool!

Rita said...

You're right. Never heard of it. It is a nice word, though. :)

Kate said...

Great x post and it is a nice word. It was a tricky letter. We're nearly there now though, just 2 more tricky letters ;s

Kate
The Tales of me

Kate said...

oh like your marshmallow X too!

Marianne said...

Definitely a tricky one. Kinda like "s'mores" which I am totally craving now.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Xenial is a word I have never heard of before and now I have so thank you

Cathy said...

Good job on the X. Plus now I've learned a new word and it may be one I can use in "Words With Friends". Thanks

I had to kind of cheat to make my X post.

in the coop said...

Ha! I was actually grateful for mine and my husband's broken feet so I could write about x-rays, too. It cracks me up that you even took the time to make the marshmallow x.
Xenial is such an obscure word, it is even underlined as a misspelled word as I type this comment. Great choice. I can pretty much guarantee it won't make it into my everyday speech, though.

Robyn said...

Mare, you bring a chuckle to my day! Love this post, although I missed the alpha ( is that alfa) challenge, I am enjoying yours!