Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Zetabetical


Zetabetical.

Cool word, huh?

I learned it this morning in the novel I'm currently reading, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.  Zetabetical. Google coughed up 39 results of the word, its earliest use in 2003.

In the novel, the protagonist, Eleanor,  organized the tins on her kitchen shelf in zetabetical oder.

Tins? The novel is set in Glasgow.

Zetabetical. From the statement, I take the word to mean alphabetical in reverse order. You know, starting with Z. It wasn't easy for me going backwards, as you can tell in my picture. Giggle.

Today marks the last day for the current ABC Wednesday team. Thank you Roger, Leslie, Joyce, Gattina, Di, Melody, Pheno, and Troy!

Next week, a new round begins under Melody, the new ABCW administer, and her team at a new address. For the next ABCW round, I shall go through the alphabet writing about movies I've seen. Yup.

I've almost forgot. Click here to check out more Z themed posts.

21 comments:

  1. Wonderful entry Su-sieee. Most glad about the fact ofcourse that you will stay on as a participant ;-)

    I have nothing ordered zetabetical, that would confuse me ;-)

    Wishing you a wonderful ABC-day / -week and hopefully till next week when I may welcome you in te new home of ABC-Wednesday on http://abcwednesday.com !

    Melody (abcw-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/20-z

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    1. I might start saying the ZYX regularly to keep my brain nimble. lol

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  2. a NEW - New Word . . beginning with Z - (one of the more underused letters, i think . . . ) HURRAY!!! and YOUR Z is spectacular -

    Zowie!

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  3. A fantastic new word!! Love the backwards pic.
    Ann

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    1. Cool. I wondered if folks would notice that I wrote the alphabet in zetabetical order.

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  4. Interesting. I've just learned a new word.
    The movie theme sounds good for the next round.
    http://www.carinsgratitude.com/2017/07/motivate-exercise.html

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    1. It'll be different for me, that's for sure.

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  5. Creative post for Z ~ love it ~ thanks ~ glad you enjoy my blog ~ peace is part of my path of living at this point in time ~ ^_^

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  6. I would have to go forward in my mind with the alphabet in order to go backwards...if that makes any sense. I'd go all the way through the alphabet in the correct order and then back up. When I'd get stumped I'd start all over again. I know this explanation makes no sense to a normal person, but perfect sense to me. Let's just say that I would have had trouble with the picture too.

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    1. I did the same thing. I've been singing the ZYX song everyday (ABC song backwards!). It's really easy once you've got it. I actually feel my brain being more alert. lol

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  7. As a librarian, it would make me CRAZY

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Oooh, how crazy would that be to put the fiction section from Z to A.

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  8. I loved loved loved learning this word! Zetabetical.... and I think I need to read that book which sounds quirky and wonderful. A few years ago when I was having trouble sleeping (and before I retired, so I needed to get my sleep) I taught myself the alphabet backwards as a way to bore myself to sleep.... better than counting sheep.

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    1. I used to do the order of the presidents. Always got lost after Hayes.

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  9. I never knew that word but I have a hard time going forward never mind backward:)

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)