X is for Xenization – Save-A-Word Saturday (12)

Save-a-Word Saturday

 It’s day X for A to Z, and Save-A-Word Saturday!

The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it’s down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is:
Kangaroos

And my X word is…

Xenization – n. The fact of travelling as a stranger.

He watched quietly as the kangaroos in the distant fields hopped languidly to a pond for drink. They moved peacefully, completely oblivious to his presence, just the same as nearly everyone else he’d ever encountered.

All his life he’d been in a state of xenization. But now, watching the kangaroos hop gracefully together in the heat of the Australian sun, the loneliness of his life swept over him.

He took off his hat, and let out a long, hollow breath.

Did this mean he was home? Or did it simply signal an understanding that his life was meaningless, invisible?

Far off, a kangaroo stood tall and looked in his direction.

He smiled at the creature, and turned away.

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Check out this awesome art designed just for this unusual word!
Photo From: http://travelbetweenthepages.com/2012/07/13/scripturient-or-xenization/

4 Responses so far.

  1. Oooh that is an AWESOME word! And really cool artwork too… Nice. 🙂
  2. Deshipley says:
    Aw, poor lonely guy.
    On a brighter note, original word art? Wow!
    And congratulations on a fine "X" word. Those are particularly hard to come by in day-to-day speech. 🙂
  3. Very nice piece and good word. Really felt for the guy. Writer’s Mark
  4. Sylvia Ney says:
    Very cool! So glad to find your blog. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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