Saturday, April 27, 2013

AtoZ Blogging Challenge. X?

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out


X is not the greatest letter to work into a creative post for this challenge. However, I've managed to find one word that applies to my life as a writer. Ready?

XEROTRIPSIS



Here's an example of xerotripsis. Can you guess what it means?


The day was very bright and sunny and I felt really good. Then Joe came by and we talked for ten minutes about the weather. He likes it when it's sunny, too. After that I went for a walk down the street to the store and said hello to my friend, Mary. She is the clerk at the store.


Xerotripsis, what does it mean?

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35 comments:

  1. Everyone is struggling today!
    Think I'll just go take a nap.

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    1. Could I have possibly bored you into a nap?

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  2. Writing sentences that makes you want to sleep? :)

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    1. You got it. Dry. Dry. Dry fiction. Read any of that lately?

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  3. Would not have expected what my medical dictionary reported...

    John at The Bathroom Monologues

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    1. You went to your medical dictionary? What did it say about fiction induce comas?

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  4. I'm not sure I can pronounce it right let alone figure out what it means lol!

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    1. None of us can pronounce it, Angela. That's a given with any words starting with X. :-)

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  5. Boring? Lol I'm not sure on this one! X is a tough letter for sure!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. To be sure. Boring, dry fiction. I can write it, but sometimes finishing sentences is hard. I keep falling asleep.

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  6. I have my thoughts and went to check myself on my computer dictionary. Not there. So I ventured to www.dictionary.com. Still not there. Just when I thought you had made the word up, I found it through a google search. Not exactly how I had defined it.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/04/atoz-x-for-expelling-gas.html

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    1. Hey, Joyce! So good to see you. How did we lose touch on this blogOsphere roundup? Glad you stopped in to say hi and take the time to look up this (yawn) word.

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  7. I'm not sure, but it sounds like something positive.

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  8. Maybe procrastinating and doing everything but writing? That's what I've been doing today so that is what came to mind. Whatever it means, I like the word! :)

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    1. Me too. It has a ring to it, even if it means something is boring.

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  9. Evidently it means talking to my mother!

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    1. Keep you guessing, Carol. That's my job.

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  11. Not too many good X words, glad to be moving on.

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  12. YOU want me to think on a Saturday night AND on the 24th day of the challenge? I don't think .... So... LOL


    Have a great weekend Lee. Interesting word though...

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    1. Maybe you're just sleepy, Michael. By Monday you'll be fine.

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  13. I do not know what this word means. Maybe something Zen-like, just having a really stellar day? My brain hurts.

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    1. Probably not. But so glad you took a stab at this one. Hi and I'll see you again.

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    2. Hi again, Lynn.

      I tried to visit your blog, but you don't public access activated.

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  14. Hi Lee - as Alex mentions .. I think we're all due a good long Xerotripsis ... but nap is an awful lot easier to say ... unless we've already fallen asleep, when who worries ...

    Brilliant X word .. thinking of you and your mother - Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. Just back from the weekend with my mum, and she's holding up. I'm working on one day at at time.

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  15. Snoozing!!! Forty winks!! Yay!! Take care
    x

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    1. Speaking of which, I could use some of those winks. Thanks, Old Kitty.

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  16. For Xero- I would guess "dry." For the "tripsis" part, all I can think of is "breaking up" as in lithotripsy (which is used to break up kidney stones). That's my official guess. Now going to check.


    And now that I've looked it up, I see I was half right. I'm guessing your example is a play on words; it means "dry friction" and you gave us an example of "dry fiction?" ;-)

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    1. Yep. Dry as I could make it. I was rather pleased that I had to work at writing that bit, but I think I'll double check my ms to just how dry it is.

      How's things in the writerly world with you?

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  17. Sounds medical but your story and image leads me to think "boring"? ..I haven't a clue! --Haha, I just read Jennifer's comment. Now I know.

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  18. I'm trying to play catch up.
    This is a brand new word for me.

    Writer In Transit

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