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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Z for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: Z is for Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!






I have a new favorite word but I haven't found a place to use it. Zenzizenzizenzic according to Wikipedia is here  In fact, I'm trying to learn to spell it.  It sizzles on my tongue, quivers against my teeth and zests up my cheeks.

The meaning is simple: a number to its 8th power. It's age is ancient. So old, in fact, it is an oddity of the language. And, without a doubt, it has more z's than any other word.

Don't you just love it?   Zenzizenzizenzic     Zenzizenzizenzic     Zenzizenzizenzic



Z Image created at Escape Motions
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38 comments:

Geraldine said...

I think Z is underrated. A great letter, all the way at the end of the alphabet. LOVE the artwork Sue, fabulous!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Cool word, but it has to do with math, which I detest. Mostly cause I am terrible at it!!! But a great post for Z ... Have a good rest of the week :)

Hood Photo Blog

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh wow! What a zenational word! lol! No wonder your teeth were chattering - it's a wonder they are still in!

Thanks so much for your contributions - great stuff and another round to come eh! Dxx

Sylvia K said...

I love it! Even though I'm terrible at math, too! What a terrific word for the Z day! Hope you're enjoying a great week! Thanks as always for your visits/comments and for participating in ABC ! Much appreciated!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Love the picture of the Z. It has plenty of zip and zing.
Now that's a word that I don't think I will ever use. Fascinating.

Hildred and Charles said...

Great word, and surprisingly zinple to say if you do it rhythmically.

Mara said...

That's a real word? How brilliant! zenzizenzizenzic. I love it.

Leslie: said...

Congrats on coming up with something truly unique! The photo is fab, too! :D

Reader Wil said...

I learn everyweek new words! That's what ABC does! It's not only fun but also educational! You are again very inventive.

helenmac said...

Word and image are zany!

anthonynorth said...

Now that is a good word. A rhyming poem in itself.

Gayle said...

I wonder if the word has ever been used in a Spelling Bee! Good find.

Beverley Baird said...

Great word! I can't say it- but it is impressive!
Love the visual as well!

Life with Kaishon said...

Holy Wow! I think you get extra points for BEST word of the week :) I have only visited 3 people so far, but I am certain no one can outdo that : )

Roger Owen Green said...

love the concept
Herman's Hermits singing I'm Henry the Zenzizenzizenzic
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Paula Scott said...

Wow. I wish I had known that word when I did my 8x8x8 art show in August 8, 2008!
What a GREAT word!
Now if only I could say it.....

Wanda said...

My tongue got all tangled up when I tried to say it!!!!

I need more practice.

Amy said...

Sue, I think you outdid yourself with this one - this is one word I will not add to my vocabulary!

SandyCarlson said...

I so like your Zs.

magiceye said...

now you have me tongue tied lol!

Sue J said...

Wouldn't you just love to be able to use that in Scrabble covering two red squares!!??

Gyanban said...

ha ha this is a great find I must say - quite fascinating.

Mar said...

What a wonderfu Z word, fantastic!!


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Anna said...

Sorry. I don't think I could begin to pronounce that word!

But I like the firey image of the Z! Makes me think of Zorro!

Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's Z-words

Mory said...

i can never pronounce Zenzizenzizenzic.

Carolyn Ford said...

I don't think I could say it if my life depended on it...I LOVE the photo!

Tash said...

Your image is 'z'ensational!
Z is my favorite letter...my last name starts with Z and ends with 'ic' - sort of like your new word. I wonder if anyone had heard of it before. Very fun!

LisaF said...

It certainly does sizzles, quivers and zests! It's certainly a supercalifragilisticexpalidocious word! I bet it could also be used to describe the amount of our national debt. :-O

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful word and just think of the Scrabble score - if only there were enough Zs in a scrabble set!

Joy said...

It sounds like a word used in casting spells. I always think higher mathematics is a bit like magic. The expression "popular mathematics book" in the Wiki is not a combination of words I've seen before, LOL. Love the neon Z.

jay said...

It's a beautiful word, spoiled only by the fact that it is about MATHS! Maths and I do not get along. LOL!

Carol said...

It certainly does siZZle like water poured into a hot skillet. Or bacon frying on high heat. It also spits like an iron when you first push "Steam". But spelling it? Using it? I think not.

Jingle said...

what talented z post.
Cheers!

jabblog said...

I love that illustrated Z and I love the word - zenzizenzizenzic; it rolls off the tongue in a sensuous kind of way. Fabulous! I always like learning new words so thank you :-)

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

The word is missing from my large dictionary so is completely new to me.

Ah the things we discover.

Ann said...

It is also done by Zorro's sword? I am a teacher, but you won't get me trying to pronounce it .

Ann said...

My son is learning German, and he has no problem saying this words. In fact he said it so many times.

Grace and Bradley said...

Wow, just look it make my head dizzy!!