Trying to come up with a 'Q' post can be quite daunting (hey, 'quite' starts with 'q'! How 'bout that?). It can be every bit as challenging as trying to determine what to use for 'X.' After all, there's only so much you can say about 'Xylophone,' 'X-Ray,' or the 'X-Men.'
Let's put it this way, thank goodness for 'Xerxes' (yes, this is a preview of coming attractions).
|For when you're pressed for time.|
But, as anyone who's played Scrabble or Words With Friends knows, the letter 'Q' is a bit of a troublesome bugger. Most of the time it has to be accompanied by another letter for it to even be a word. Yes, yes, I know. In that case, there are plenty of 'Qu' words, Mr. Wordy McWordface. Just not as many as those for the snooty 'A,' 'T,' or 'M' letters is what I'm saying.
However, there are a few 'q' words which do not require a 'u.' In other words, occasionally 'q' will say "FU" (see what I did there?). So, as a service for those nerds who play the aforementioned word games, may I present:
Qaid: A Muslim local administrator in Algeria, Morocco, or Tunisia. Variant spelling-"Caid" (from "Alcaide")
|"Did you know that?"|
"You said 'jew.'"
"So I did. Death to America."
|"What? Like BO?"|
|"So, that's what that 'Qintar Deal' thing at the Tirana McDonalds means?"|
Qiviut: Wool of a Musk-Ox. Strangely, this is the only thing which makes sense.
|"Sorta makes you want to respect me a little, huh?"|
Qoph: 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
So you think you're special or something?
|"So, turn your head to the left and qoph. |
What, like you're special or something?
And have you called your mother?""
|Yeah, Words With Friends won't let you get away with playing just 'Q.'|
You can try it in Scrabble, though. If you're playing with stupid people.
Just watch out for Albanians.
|"Hey, nice effin' hat, though, Q."|
Yeah, who am I to call anyone a nerd?
|"Hey! Qi's not a word!"|
"I read about it on Penwasser Place. Look it up. Dumbass."