Friday, April 27, 2012

X Stands For...

xanthiosis! Now if you tried to google this X word you might get an answer like this:
Did you mean: xanthosis
No, no I meant what I said. My X word comes from the ME WORDS pile that I have made my own definitions for. I throw this out in homeschool to find out if the kids are on the ball. If I'm feeling particularly evil, I give them a test on these words and watch the way they look at each other. And those comments, "Dad! Why'd you marry a crazy woman?" Or, "Can we have a nice teacher?" And my personal favorite, "This is gonna scar me for life." Bwa ha ha ha! Now. What does this have to do with my writing theme?? Xanthiosis: a writer who does a fun day's work and loves what she does, because it means something to her. Ha! 
 Oh and call me. I'll tell you how I pronounce it. *wink*
For more A to Z click on my flashy alphabet box. If you're having a bad day, it'll make you smile.  Two more letters. *thinking she's glad there isn't 30 letters in our alphabet*

24 comments:

  1. I'm thrilled there aren't 30 letters in the alphabet. 2 more to go!

    Or should I say, eXcited!

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  2. Fabulous word and I'll bet your kids are sharp because of you.
    karen

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  3. You are so clever. You will rock this weekend! Cheering you on, amigo!

    Sending hugs your way,
    Karen :D

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  4. Love that word, nice work ;) And yeah, this is only my second A-Z but just like last year, I look forward to it ending! haha

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  5. You and crazy, never Robyn. You are as normal as me ;)

    Btw..how can you torture the poor kids with these tongue twisting words ;)

    Love you for this madness. Hugs.

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  6. Two more letters! Yay! I dunno about you but as fun as this month has been I'm kinda looking forward to it being over with LOL

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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  7. I love made up words. My daughter made up dizzyating. Works for me. Maybe someday your word will end up in the dictionary. You never know. :-)

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  8. Oh, yeah, I bet all you A-Z Challengers are thankful there are only two more letters! Amazing people to keep up with this challenge!

    Haha, I love your X word. Love how you made it up and gave it your own definition, and then how you teach it to the kids! Ah, you're a prankster after me own heart, ye surely is! LOL! Your kids are going to do the same things to their kids! They'll be just like you. Hmm, I'm betting they already are!

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  9. So... is xanthiosis a state of being? Sounds good to me!

    You are an awesome homeschooling mom!!

    I'll have to try that with my one guy whose left at home, with me... but he's making cookies... which I'm thinking is really important for my xanitude... hee hee...

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  10. I'm enjoying all the "X" entries today. I think yours is the most creative!

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  11. Your flashy alphabet box is giving me epilepsy. LOL. It's so cool though! And that is a pretty great word.

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  12. I feel very xanthiotic myself :) And I love that comment about the alphabet giving someone epilepsy - very funny! :)

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  13. Stopping by to say hello! Cool word.

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  14. I like the sound of your ME WORDS pile, a good way of keeping those "pesky kids" on their toes!

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  15. Love the kiddo comments. I'm behind in visiting new blogs. That's what Saturday is for, right?

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  16. Clever one...just tell your kids that you are attempting to make home education 'fun'! Our two are in HS...I have enjoyed the homeschool journey! Just stopping by from the Challenge...
    MakingTheWriteConnections

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  17. Very creative Robyn, you are awesome!

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  18. LOL. But it is a cool-sounding word (in my head, anyway).


    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

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  19. What a sense of humour... torturous humour (to the kids...) *chuckles*

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  20. Hi Robyn .. A bit unfair isn't that?

    Interesting word though .. with the I in it's easier to say .. I'll give ringing you a miss - it's expensive ..

    I have one more letter - better get writing!!!

    Cheers Hilary

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  21. Love your word. I'll make up my own pronunciation.
    Keep inventing words and stories to go with them!

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