Thursday, May 1, 2014

AlphabeThursday - dream letter X

A mini art journal from mom, that I brought to Italy.
I remember when my family used to play scrabble on the weekend or during the summer, the Letter X was every player’s wish.  Being the youngest… always… I could never understand why a letter that I thought was so hard to use (though worth 8 points) was always so desirable.  Until I got the hang of the game.


POSH 365 on Etsy, decorative throw pillow
The Letter X is really not difficult to use, unless you need to start out with it.  Like here!

If you have a vowel, you can sneak the letter X in anywhere.  Got an A, you have ax, tax, wax or axe (don’t think fax was a word yet!)  An I: fix, mix, six.  An O: box, fox, lox.  See what I mean?   And if you include slang (we didn’t), you have more great words, like nix or pix.  


Green Valley Studio on Etsy, romantic alphabet
So if you get the Letter X the next time while playing scrabble, 
remember to wait for a vowel, and place your word at the extreme top &/or left.     


What crazy word do you think of, that’s starts with an X?  
Come by Ms. Jenny’s site and see what the AlphabeThursday Gang picked.

13 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post for X ~ love all the creative thinking and creative photos ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Karen S. said...

Really lovely.

Rose Clearfield said...

The romantic alphabet is so beautiful!

Gattina said...

Very good tip ! Next time I play scrabble I will think of it !

Judy Nolan said...

Scrabble, Words With Friends, basically all word games are near and dear to my heart. So...it's great that your post includes that romantic alphabet. Really pretty!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love scrabble and yes, X is very desirable...

pasqueflower said...

Grateful for that strategic Scrabble tip!! X is a tough letter!

edenhills said...

What a fun post!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Big fan of Scrabble, eXellent post!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

how about xenodocheionology -- the love of hotels :D Ha! Love word games and Scrabble was always a favorite!

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Sue said...

We used to spend a lot of time playing Scrabble at our house. Thanks for reminding me what a fun game it is.

=)

christina young said...

XOXO, i do love getting x when i play scrabble :)

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