Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Xyst


Imagine: You are on a tree-lined avenue. You may be walking, driving, standing, or grandly sitting. The thoroughfare may be as rustic as pepper trees edging a private road or as sophisticated as a boulevard in sweet-smelling shadow of the flowering trees.

You are on a xyst. The word was coined in Ancient Rome to describe covered garden paths and tree-lined gardens. 

A word fanatic might disagree with my application of the word to our imagined tree-lined streets.

"Where is the garden?" that word fanatic might ask.

I would simply respond. "Look around you."

Giggle.

It's the letter X this week at ABC Wednesday. Check out the  meme hereThank you, ABCW team!


14 comments:

  1. Lots of avenues like that overhere... always a joy to drive through

    Have a X-traordinary ABC-day / week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    Preview Round 21, starting july 12th

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    1. I love tree-lined avenues. We need more of them. Maybe then we wouldn't have so many mean people.

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  2. congratulations ! you found a new X word ! I will use it in the next round. lol

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  3. That word sounds like, 'exist' when I say it ... kinda the same thing really. :)

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    1. It rhymes with cyst for me. I wasn't ever good with the pronunciation thingy.

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  4. I have written quite a few books on this topic.

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  5. Fascinating! I added a few X words today that I'd never heard of before, too.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. I just read your post, Leslie. You certainly did. Wowza.

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  6. I love this word and what a great one for the A to Z challenge!

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    1. Ooh, I have to wait till next year to see what you write! :-)

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)