Friday, April 27, 2012

X = X It Out

She: What can I do for X?

He: What?

She: Yes, X. I’m finishing up the A to Z Challenge. I’m to X & I don’t know what to write. Augh!

He: Well, don’t use Xylophone. It’s overused.

She: And it sounds like Z not X.

He: And don’t use X-ray; too basic.

She: Agree. But what am I going to write about today?

He: You know we should get rid of X. It’s not useful. It can be replaced by Z or Eks.

She: Everything phonetic, don’t know if that would work?

He: So what are you going to write about?

She: How’s this: ‘X it out’, what do you think?

He: EXIT OUT, what does that have to do with writing?

She: No, X it out, then I could write about editing. X this out, X that out.

He: Mama, you’re funny. No one Xes anything out, they just hit delete.

J

21 comments:

Joshua said...

He's right, you know.

Kate O'Mara said...

He is, and it's wonderful!

Diane Weidenbenner said...

Nice play on words, or letters, I guess I should say. "X"ing it out just feels better than "deleting" something, doesn't it? It's more gratifying, somehow. Great blog - thanks!

www.dianeweidenbenner.com

Cynthia said...

X is indeed a challenging letter to think up words for. What a clever way to incorporate that into your post.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

HA! Love this post. Thanks for visiting my blog and signing on as a new follower. I'm happy to return the favor.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Crud. Blogger won't let me sign on as a follower right now for some inexplicable reason. Will give it another go later.

Joanne said...

funny post and yes, X is a tricky letter. You made it work

Tracy Makara said...

What a great post Kate! This was a fun read. :)

SherryE said...

I think the only thing X is good for is OXOXOX!

Joanne said...

Haha this is so true! The only time I write anything down is in exams and in all fairness, it wouldn't surprise me if they introduced computers into them, one day in the future.

injaynesworld said...

Visiting from She Writes. That last line is just killer. Silly Mama... Yep. Out of the mouths of babes. Loved it, Kate.

Mina Burrows said...

Great post. Because as a writer...some times you have to X it out. Have a great weekend.

Kate @ Musings said...

Cute! Today's kiddos!

Hopping by from A to Z. Here is my A to Z Challenge. I hope you stop by!

fidel said...

From 'U' onwards, Asia has lots to offer.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a great comment. Kids are our teachers sometimes! Roland

Cat Lavoie said...

Love this! So cute. I agree with him... X needs to go. It's a tough one! ;)
Have a great weekend!

Francene Stanley said...

Good way to talk your way out of using 'X'. Hehe. Thanks for visiting.

http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Kate! Enjoyed your post for the letter X.

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

DUH!!! I've been trying to sign on as a follower, but finally figured out the problem. I'm ALREADY a follower. Again, DUH!

Leslie Rose said...

Yay. Let's hear it for the X. Very clever post.

Dina Thanki said...

hahaha this made me giggle :)