Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Alphabet Tuesday: X is for Xylophone
Have you ever seen an alphabet chart without a xylophone representing the letter X? Its a bit of a pet hate of mine because the spelling of the word is hard and the sound of the X is really more a Z.
So I wondered today if there was a good alternative. I looked up X in my pocket dictionary, there were about 25 entries in the X section (none of them X rated). There were other X things - xenon, x chromosome, x axis, xerox, xylem, X-ray, even Xmas - so no, all very scientific. I had to concede that xylophone is the most recognisable for children.
X doesn't really mark the spot, does it?