Friday, April 27, 2012

X: X-ing

We used to play a lot of the alphabet game while driving places when I was a kid. Of course, it was terribly difficult to find signage with words starting in "x".  We had to make a few rule changes - to allow the "X" of a railroad crossing to suffice and we also kept our eyes peeled for things like school or pedestrian crossings.  Why?  Because they'd say something like School X-Ing.  I had no idea that was some abbreviation for crossing for years.   I got in the habit of calling them "exings".  My aunt was a 5th grade teacher and just thought this habit of mine was hysterical.  Never quite understood that using "x" for random words thing before...

As for other X words - I can tell you that I am way to confused about my right and left to ever play xylophone and x-acto knives scare the bejesus out of m and I haven't had a whole lot of x-rays in my life beyond the dentist and the annual mammograms.

Can't believe we've almost made it through the A to Z challenge!

6 comments:

  1. Cute funny story for X. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs in April. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com

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    1. If you can get through all multi-thousand of the A to Z Challengers, I am so impressed!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Wow! Lucky you - not many xrays beyond the dental and mamogram - where did I go wrong? Way too many xrays! and, how funny! I readily admit that the left and the right thing still confuses me - were I to get divorced, I would be in big trouble as I now depend on the wedding ring to help me figure that out!

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    1. So we also share right/left dyslexia (my pet term for it)??? As I always say when I am giving directions - if I'm talking with my hands, follow my hands! Way too often I say emphatically "turn right" and gesture to the left. Follow the hands.

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  3. I am still not convinced that I understand Xmas! I can't believe this means the month of April is just about over!

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  4. I always called railroad & school crossings "exings" too. ;)

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