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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.

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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  10. Reading this book and googled the word and found your page :) :)

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  11. I see you have a new blog ? First time I come here and I see an elk !

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  12. My husband's father who was from Germany taught him the difference between an A moon and a Z moon, a crescent that either swings from the left or right like the letters.

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  13. I guess here in Canada it would be Zedbedical. - Margy

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  14. The coffee cup cozy is nice, vibrant colours. Luv your friendship mosaic. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Have a good week

    Much❤🕊❤love

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  15. hooray on all counts. I am eating more than I used to, stress eating I think. Gaining the weight you lost, sadly for me. Also Hooray for the judge... what the heck proof can there be when a person does stuff in secret, and scares the kid into being silent. fingerprints? Been in this boat, and been told there was no proof... but it happened. Even family doesn't want to believe but it happened. Proof or no proof. I'm in my 60's and the scars are still with me. Thanks for giving me a moment to stand tall today and speak truth.

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    1. LeeAnna, you are a very strong person for enduring the pain of the memory and the lack of support from family. Big warm hugs with much love to you.

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