You know why I do the A to Z Blogging Challenge every year, despite the extra work? Because it makes me stretch and learn.
Hubby and I were talking over “Z” words (especially after yesterday’s Scrabble post) and trying to decide which one would make the coolest “Z” post to end the challenge with a bang, if you know what I mean.
We came across a site called The Phrontistery (that means: a thinking place). (S)he had this Groovy List of Unusual Words Beginning with Z. It is amazing.
[And I swear, this guy is Julie Glover’s twin separated at birth. She’s the only other person I know who knows these things.]
Our favorites were as follows:
|zabuton||flat Japanese cushion for kneeling or sitting|
|zalambdodont||having molar teeth with V-shaped ridges|
|zampone||stuffed pigs’ trotter sausage (LOL…trotters)|
|zarf||ornamental holder for hot coffee cup
(but it sounds like barf… *whines*)
|zatch||female genitalia (yep, made me snort)|
|zebrinny||offspring of male horse and female zebra
|zebroid||like or resembling a zebra|
|zelatrix||older nun in charge of disciplining younger nuns
(Now I’m thinking about nuns with whips. Freaky…)
|zenzizenzizenzic||eighth power of a number
(Say it…it’s a great word!)
(Oh, Gene…do you whisper zizels too??)
|zoanthropy||delusion that one is an animal|
|zoppetto||medieval Italian limping hop dance
(how do you hop AND limp at the same time?)
|zorino||euphemism for skunk fur
(WHY is there a euphemism for this?)
|zyzzyva||South American weevil
(Can YOU pronounce it?)
Do you have zany “Z” words that you love? Which of the above words made you laugh? Did you have a favorite More Cowbell post during this year’s challenge? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: I’ll get one more quick post up this week before the DFW festivities begin so that you don’t have to wait to find out who won the last bumper sticker and who won the Amazon card (remember you must subscribe to be in the running for that last one)!
p.s. I’ve got my gorgeous Cowbell ready to deliver to Julie Glover, the kickoff gal for the Cowbell Chronicles. 🙂