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Friday, 27 April 2012

X is for: The Letter “X”

Scrabble X TileWhat a great letter!  A treasure to behold when you play Scrabble AND have a triple point spot to drop it on -  8 points! 

I seriously thought of blogging about xenophile or xenophobe – Well, Peanut Gallery?  Do you love strangers or not?

What I decided would be more fun is to talk about so many trade names that have names ending in “X”.   A lot of those brand names have stuck and become household names:  Javex,  Xerox, Kleenex, Windex, Tampax and it’s BFF, Kotex!  Pyrex? Blistex  ? 

 What about Timex     and it’s high class sibling Rolex?   And how many of us  ladies  still  think “Cutex” when we need nail polish remover? 

The moral of this story is:  the marketing peoples of these companies sure were on the right track.  They create words and managed to get us to adopt them because they are so catchy.  “Kleenex” is what shows on my list whether I plan to purchase Scotties, Puffs or store brand tissues.    What does that mean?
stock photo : Number from a split flap mechanical board. 3D render and part of a series.Them ....., ......Me     stock vector : letter  o on a mechanical timetable      

Signing off now, have had enough of this "x" business!  Too complex for my cortex!    I'm off to the cineplex.   Must not forget to perplex my ex in the next duplex and flex the convex annex!  

Better Be a Little “S” than a Little Less!


  1. X-quisite and X-emplary!!! xxxxx

  2. i guess it does make you take notixe

  3. Replies
    1. eXcellent my dear Susanne, if i can say so myself! S

  4. A treasure for sure! X marks the spot! xxx

    1. eXciting and eXclusive spot! xxx S

  5. This is one of the best X entries I read; didn't realize there were so many products out there that ended with the letter X! Very nicely done!


    1. Thank you -Betty: it sure was fun putting it together :) Sylvie