Monday, 12 December 2011

It's Been A While...

... since I did an "unusual words" list. And, as I completely forgot about the letter X during my ABC posts, I thought I'd finally get round to it ;)

So, unusual words beginning with X...

  • Xanthippe - ill-tempered woman *laughs* 
  • Xenium - gift made to a guest or ambassador/any compulsory gift... I'm not sure I love the idea of compulsory gifts, but then, I do like presents. Hmmm.
  • Xenodocheionology - love of hotels. Who knew there was enough of a love of hotels to justify a word for it?
  • Xerography - photocopying. I like that there is a much posher word for such a mundane task *laughs*
  • Xilinous - of, like, or pertaining to cotton. See, there's always something topical to include ;)
  • Xiphoid - sword-shaped. I'm amazed how many words there are relating to the shape of something (another good one, although not an "x" word, is Natiform, meaning buttock-shaped... No, really!)


  1. Very interesting words. I wonder what those buttocks shaped things are ...

  2. I particularly like the 'X' words. When we did the ABC I thought there wouldn't be many, but there are and they seem more extraordary than for any other letter. I can't pronounce the hotel one. That one is amazing.

  3. Xenium, eh? That's neat that we have a word for official presents. I remember as a kid enjoying the shape of X, Y, and Z and wishing I had more of an excuse to write words starting with those letters.

  4. I have a love of hotels lol..think i will need to get a badge made with that word!! lol


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