X. X. X.

It was an eXistential crisis!

The Xenophobic creatures called.

A Xerus in a bowler hat…

They were eXtremely appalled.

The Xerini leader shouted – Order

An eXpert in these matters.

He declared this one creature eXempt.

EXposed as the Mad Hatter!

Xerus by DA Whittam (nope not pam)

What fun! Originally written for Deb’s X prompt found at Nope, not pam:

X has never been a common initial letter in English, and even with today’s enormous vocabulary you can still only expect around 0.02 percent of the words in a dictionary to be listed under it. But why not try boosting your vocabulary with these 40 words that start with X.


On its own, the letter X is listed in the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb meaning “to cross out a single letter of type.” X. X. in Victorian slang meant “double-excellent,” while X. X. X. described anything that was “treble excellent.”

9 thoughts on “X. X. X.

    1. I didn’t either Sadje, but I thought it was a fun fact. I was trying to look for some ideas for what I could write for X – definitely a tricky one this week. KL ❤

  1. Well, the solution is clear.
    We need more X words.
    Creating more would be a pain
    but promoting some would ease the strain.
    We could start by taking away the E from where it’s abused.
    Thus the new spelling of old words like:
    xpert, xercise, xchange and xcused,
    would suddenly be right.

      1. And think of all those ESL students gasping a sigh of relief for one spelling rule suddenly making sense – says this guy who lacks both the poetry gene and the one that enables survival through arbitrary spelling customs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s