Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22363 – 827:
Here’s the haps:
I couldn’t think of anything for the letter “X.” Well, okay, there is the old standby that I learned when I learned the alphabet, “X is for xylophone.” But that seemed a bit trite and overdone, although I did consider it. I considered it enough to start wondering what sort of cool things I could find about xylophones. I did learn that it is in the percussion family and the name is from the Greek words ξύλον—xylon, “wood” + φωνή—phōnē, “sound, voice”, literally meaning “sound of wood”. I had never really thought about it because the only type I ever knew about was the toddler toy that gets pulled along by a string that has the mallet on the other end so it can’t get lost, much to the dismay and chagrin of parents who can’t understand why Grandpa would give a child a toy like that.
I was impressed by this person playing “Flight Of The Bumblebee” on one:
But that wasn’t what I was looking for. I then thought about getting the dictionary out and choosing a random word that started with “X” but that didn’t feel right. Not this time.
Of course, there are always the eXtreme copouts, words that start with an “X” sound but really start with an “E.” At first, I was ECStatic and thought about how eXciting it was. but, nah, I didn’t really want to do that. The thought did strike me to say “X is for my eXcellent audience” but you guys are such a high-class, award-winning group of people that I wouldn’t want to insult you with such a lame compliment.
Then I thought about going back to the last time I did the Blogging A-Z challenge in 2015 and realized that I never made it past “U” that time so I couldn’t go back and plagiarize myself.
So I just sort of gave up on the letter “X” and decided not to do a post at all and the way I could eXpress myself best about my feelings on the subject was to use one of my favorite punctuation marks of all time, the Interrobang, which I have written about here. So, sorry, no “X” post nor post formerly known as “X.”