Are you Xenodochial on New Year's Eve?
X is for Xenodochial In the Xtreme.
The image is a favourite from Ramsey Day, the fun day we have in Ramsey when The TT Road Races are here. Look at the pennant on the left and you will see the word Xtreme, and an X on the riders shirt for Xtreme, the people behind the stunt bikes. What of the other X though?
For those of you who know my blog you know I first found this word for my 1OOTH post. What of it though. According to varied sources it's an archaic, bookish, obsolete word rarely used word for Southern Hospitality. Think Gone With The Wind. Xenon is from the Greek for stranger as in xenophobia fear of strangers and therefore the opposite is xenodochial. Strange isn't it that the obsolete word is the friendly one and the uglier word is in still in every day usuage. I'll let you ponder that little irony, but what a fabulous word to describe this year of blogging, the cdp and y'all out there in the bloggoshere you have be so kin to lil' ole Scarlett, I mean Babooshka. You're welcome to folks.
Xenodochial New Year's Eve To Y'all.
Hop on over Mrs N. To play Abc.