Saturday, April 27, 2013

Letter X

"A letter does not blush." ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not many common words begin with the 24th letter of the English alphabet. For fun, I've added a link from Scrabble Finder that identifies words that start with X.  

http://www.scrabblefinder.com/starts-with/x/

Fun facts about letter X

  1.  When typing in correct format, you use your ring finger to strike letter X. 
  2. Xanthan is found in many foods today, especially gluten-free foods. It is a bacteria-produced gum typically derived from corn. 
  3. In Elizabethan times, the word Xanthippe meant to yearn.  

 X marks the spot!   

Monday's post -  Sometimes Y

6 comments:

  1. Good post for such an awkward letter.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I pretty much couldn't think of anything else to do. Thanks for stopping in!

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  2. Do you mean that you strike the X-key with your ring finger? I suppose that it is most efficient - I either strike it with the ring or middle finger, depending on how fast my hands are flying.

    John at The Bathroom Monologues

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    1. Oh, I just love it when my fingers are flying and a story is emerging.

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