Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X is for Xyzlacatosis

Xanthidae Crab
Xena the Xanthidae expected expertise at the xylophone and xaphoon but the xenoepist Xavier's xanthophobia distracted him. He was also exquisitely consumed with xanoscaping, so much so that he missed the xenomorph that threatened him. It caused Xena xickovit and xeroflulogitis, but that was better than xeronisus. Instead she called Xander who brought her a xochitl and a xeriff to cheer her. He was willing to be her xield so she could cross the street to avoid the xoconostle and xoloitzcuintli. After crossing she realized she truly had reached xyzlacatosis.

[This is ten words short of a drabble because I also have xyzlacatosis—an understanding there are very few words that start with X, Y and Z]

xenopist: someone with a foreign accent
xanthophobia: fear of the color yellow
xanoscaping: landscaping for a dry environment that will need no irrigation
xickovit (sick of it—just like it sounds)
xeroflulogitis: at a loss for words
xeronisis: inability to have an orgasm (eek!)
xeriff: old coinage (Egypt?)
xield: human shield, sort of... person crossing the street who the cars will actually stop for, like a little old lady.
xoconostles: type of cactus
xoloitzcuintli: type of dog (hairless?)


Jan Morrison said...


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks - definitions were definitely needed.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Wow. All I can say is great story and XXXOOO

Arlee Bird said...

I wondered what you might do with this letter. You did it!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

CA Heaven said...

Quite a lot of words on X. I may need to borrow one of them next year >:)

Cold As Heaven

CA Heaven said...

Quite a lot of words on X. I may need to borrow one of them next year >:)

Cold As Heaven

Liz A. said...

I almost picked xanthophobia for my word today, but I couldn't quite make it fit. Kudos.

Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

Jay Noel said...

Whoa. Great job. I had no idea so many words began with X.

Tamara Narayan said...

Thanks for the glossary! You may not have a drabble, but this blog probably tops the list of the most x-words used today (and most unusual).

Helena said...

This had to be the toughest letter to do! I am now going to go look up xickovit to make sure you're not making it up.