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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I for ABC Wednesday






Izzard is a new word to me. It sounds unlike its meaning which is: the archaic name for the letter Z. I think of Harry Potter, Oz, hen parts, crawling snake-like things and such. I doubt I'll ever have a chance to use this word even though I'd love to.

Would you use it?











 

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25 comments:

VioletSky said...

This helps explain how we got the pronunciation 'zed' - which is obviously the correct one over the American 'zee' :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Ooh, I used to know that. Add it to the list of other things I've forgotten. Good thing it means Z so it can go at the end of the list.
Would I use it? Not often, and only amongst old printers, old writers, and old editors.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jo Bryant said...

What a great word

Kathy said...

Being an American I would probably not use this word. When I saw it my first thought was Eddie Izzard, the British comedian/actor.

Roger Owen Green said...

I thought of Eddie too. And Zorro.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

Very interesting, I might use that one day.

Insects is my letter I. Hope you can drop by!

capturedalive said...

Now thats new info. Interesting

Pheno, ABCW Team

EG Wow said...

I cannot imagine singing the ABC song and ending it with izzard. :)

Leslie: said...

What a neat word, but it makes me think of the innards of fowl. Hmmm...don't know that I'll use it but if I'd known it when I was a classroom teacher, I might have used it as a "bonus spelling word." lol

Leslie
abcw team

Hildred and Charles said...

Yes, immediately the word 'gizzard' leaps to mind. I doubt if I would have many opportunities to use this word, but it was a good choice for I!

Reader Wil said...

It looks like the Z of Zorro! Anyway it is a new word for me! Thank you!

jabblog said...

I have used it once, in a blog post! Otherwise, delicious as it is, I can't see that I'd use it, except perhaps as a rhyme for gizzard:-)

Nanka said...

I like Zed and the sound is sooo perfect at the end of the alphabets!!
Izzard for Zebra is not right for me :D

Lolamouse said...

Sounds like lizard innards to me! I doubt I'll have much use for that word!

Martha said...

I think it might make a good name for a pet reptile...

Gigi Ann said...

It's a new word to me, I don't know how I would use it in a sentence, except, maybe ask someone, Do you know what an Izzard is? Did you ever see an Izzard? Is an Izzard something to eat? I don't know!!!

Wanda said...

Sounds like something grandma would make on the Beverly Hillbilly's...Possume Izards...hahaha

A new and rather "greepy" word.

Carver said...

What a great word. I think I'll try saying: you izzard, just to see if I get a reaction. It seems like the kind of word that would sound good for name calling even though that's not it's meaning.

sandy said...

It makes me think of exactly the same things as you. It might be a good name for a lizard.

Joy said...

Sounds like one of those words used in the Three Musketeers; would go well with Zounds.

Mildred said...

Love lizzards but will continue using the normal sound of z though;o)
Thanks for sharing;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy day ¤

Paula Scott said...

Hmmmm....I think I'll catch some izzards.

Nope, it just doesn't roll off the tongue as the letter z does!

Lisa said...

It would have made a great name for a creature in Harry Potter!

Friko said...

Eddie Izzard springs to mind instantly.

otherwise I didn't know Izzard is Z, thanks for tellig me.

Stafford Ray said...

I knew a family of Izzards. They seemed pretty normal. Sorry I can't help myself.

Izzards.

I once knew a fam'ly of Izzards,
Whose faces looked sim'lar to lizzards.
But inside there bodies,
they really were oddies.
They had such unusual gizzards!