Monday, 22 June 2015

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, X for X

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with X.

Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our  logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar. Thank you Team of O. W. T.!

Now, x sounds like "ks" inside of a word!

So every time you see an x, this is how it's heard—

excite, exceed, extreme, extent,

explore, explode—that's excellent!

Now, when you see an x at the end of a word,

the sound of "ks" will still be heard,

as in six, fix, ax, and mix, flex, fox, wax, and ox.

X shaped wall anchors









 Now, x is a crossing, and x marks the spot!

If you want to know some more, this is what I've got:

When x starts a word it's got the sound of a z.

Will I give you an example? Most definitely!

 Xylophone, the instrument!



Sylvia K said...

Fun, interesting post for the day, as always, Wil!! Thank you for sharing!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Fun "x" post- Have a super week!

Cloudia said...

X hilerating post, Wil


Roger Owen Green said...

Xcellent, as always!


Fun60 said...

Xceptional post.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images and an Xcellent post. Great "X' post. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative X shots!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Anonymous said...

I like your creative Xs!

Mascha said...

Great X-photos you have found!
Xylophone - it was my first thought by letter X, but I could not make a photo... - that is really cool.
Greetings from Germany

Trubes said...

Xcellent Wil as ever, where was the barge/boat with lots of
people on board heading?
I think you may have been on holiday so I hope you had a good time,

best wishes,
ABCW team xx

Anonymous said...

Great X-photos, Wil! I can see you took your time with this one:) Do you know that if you go on google, you can look up words starting with X? Have an enjoyable week!

Powell River Books said...

What an interesting outdoor musical instrument. - Margy

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the x's you captured in your photographs for this phonics lesson. Blessings! #16

Norma Ruttan said...

great job on enlightening us about 'X'!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't do the Alphabet meme, but your blog and one other one I read (Hildred in Canada) that did the letter X in such a brilliant way; I would have been at a total loss how to cover this letter.

I enjoyed this immensely.

Photo Cache said...

You did mighty fine with this difficult letter.


Hildred said...

Very interesting and observant post Wil. X is a real dilly, isn't it?

Ann said...

I really like the "X's" on the side of the building!!

fredamans said...

Fantastic and creative finds!

Laura said...

That is such an interesting xylophone… wow, what a find!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Xylitol /ˈzaɪlɪtɒl/ is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener. The name derives from Greek: ξύλον, xyl[on], "wood" + suffix -itol, used to denote sugar alcohols.

Something I just learn.

Fritz Ant said...

You most certainly can put on a very entertaining post. What an interesting X designed on that building.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

An interesting way to hang the xylophone.

Kay said...

Gosh! I never even thought about it, but it's true!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There are more X words and sounds than I imagined! Like the tree xylophone!