Z: 26 of 26

Here we are at week 23 of 26. Only three more letters left. Today we will focus on the 26th of the 26 letters in our English alphabet, Z. Z is an odd letter because it is not referred to in the same manner even within the same language in different countries. Queen’s English speakers (I shall call them Queens) refer to the letter denoted by the symbol “Z” as “Zed.” Their transatlantic Anglophones (I shall call them Trannies) on the other hand, refer to the very same symbol as “Zee.” What’s up with that? Why can’t the Queens and the Trannies get along? Hey, you Canadians, the English speaking ones, (Je ne touche pas que les Quebecois appellent la letter “Z.”{please feel free to correct my French if anyone is so inclined. My vocabulaire is rusty and my grammar is pretty bad as well. ) are you Queens or Trannies?

Anyway… on to the letter:

Z: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, I, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, and … Z! Big Z, little z, What begins with Z? I do. I’m a zizzer zazzer zuzz as you can plainly see.

The last letter of the alphabet is a tough one. I really cannot think of anything to associate myself with the letter Z. I thought about Zebra, but ruled that out since I still want my wife to talk to me. Even though my child’s multi-ethnic background is a big portion of my thoughts, the “zebra” angle would get me divorced.

I thought about Zero, but I couldn’t come up with zip, zilch, nada to describe how Zero related to me. Zealous was an option, but with my aboundance of apathy it did not work. The only thing I am zealous about is my lack of zeal, and really that is even too contradictory than I can handle.

Zoom? No. Zig Zag? No. Zipper? No (I prefer button fly). Zanzibar? Nope. Zarf? Well, I have been known to quaff a zarf now and then, but is it really me? Not really. Ziggy? Nope, that crap is duller than Garfield. Zephyr? I do fart a bunch, but no. Zeitgeist? What the Hell is that? Zionism? Sorry, protestant, agnostic or atheistic here. Zen? You gotta be kidding me. Zeppelin? A bit before my time. Zombie? Nope. Zoot Suit? RIOT! Zoophagous? I do like meat, but that is more a trait of Wifey. Zodiac Sign? I am a cusper, that system doesn’t work that well for me. Zany?...ummm, has no relevance to my life. Zenith? Only time will tell when I was at my zenith.

So none of the words I could come up with really worked. Instead I will select a Z word at random from the dictionary, give the definition and use it in a sentence.

zig·gu·rat: (zĭg'-ə-rāt'); n, A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.
[Akkadian: ziqqurratu, temple tower, from zaqāru, to build high; see zqr in Semitic roots.]

A sentence… Hmmmm…

Zoser’s architecture was very derivative of the Babylonian’s since his “innovative” step pyramid was basically an encased ziggurat.

To recap:
Looks like we will be having a casserole tonight
It shall be yummy
I shall call it Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole a la SRH
And it shall be good
So it shall be written
So it shall be done
I just had lunch and am already hungry
Big Thunderstorm last night
We lost power and had a difficult time explaining that to Little Man this morning when we got up
When one wants chickies, power loss be damned, one wants chickies
Luckily, the power came back on this morning
I need to do some laundry before I go to the gym again
Even at the gym I like to have relatively clean underwear
Have a great weekend everyone