Monday, April 30, 2012

Z: Zounds, Zzzzzz, and Zebrafish

#atozchallenge - Z: Zounds is an awesome word indicating surprise or vexation. This book also lists - zoinks! which was used on Scooby Doo by Shaggy (awesome!). Then there's Zut Alors - an exclamation of disgust, scorn, or disappointment in French (when you say it, you should probably wave around an unfiltered cigarette - ha)
Z words deserve large font and exclamation points. Zebra - ha - too easy.
Zeal - Zeal without knowledge is Fire without Light - Thomas Fuller
Zen - yeah, find your own.

Final poison of the month - Zebrafish - Beautiful with vivid colors and elegant fins, this farflung fish (Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Red Sea) can cause respiratory distress and intense pain. Look but don't touch.

We've learned a lot this month about avoiding death by poisonous means. Basically you don't want to go to sleep - ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ - and not wake up. Good goal. Keep it in mind. Fortunately writing tends to keep us at our desks and away from deadly situation. Keep up the good work my friends.


  1. I think that zoinks is going to become one of my favourite words. I remember when Scooby-Doo used to say it and me and the kids would copy him.

    I've obviously missed a lot of poisons so must just go back and check now in case any of them are relevant to my life. I have to admit that I'm not likely to ever be tempted by a Zebrafish.

  2. I love that word ZOINKS! reminds me of Scooby Doo :) Congrats on making it to the end of the challenge!

  3. Wonderful word, Congrats on reaching the end of the challenge.


  4. Love that dictionary. I think it would be fun to write a comic strip and use all those sound words.

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