Zyzzyva: Any of various tropical American weevils of the genus Zyzzyva (which, I would think, goes without saying), often destructive to plants and nearly impossible to pronounce without giggling.
|"Okay, put down the can of Raid, walk away, |
and there'll be no trouble.
'Course, I'll seriously eff up your garden."
|Very useful reference with a lot of words (who knew?). |
It doesn't have the "F" word, though.
I guess they don't wish to be obscene.
Which, surprisingly, was not "aardvark."
|"Which really sucked. |
I so wanted to be a star on Penwasser Place."
|Repeat picture from the Aachen post.|
NOTE: Charlemagne not drawn to scale.
NOTE to the NOTE: Rehashed joke from repeat picture. Hey, I'm tired.
Anyway, in similar fashion, I decided to use the last word in the dictionary to bookend my participation in this year's challenge.
As I hope you noticed from the above, a "zyzzyva" is, basically, a bug. But, as I further investigated the word, it's more than that. Apparently, it's also the name for a San Francisco Journal of Arts and Letters which can be found by going to www.zyzzyva.org.
|This was also in Google Images under "zzyzzyva."|
|You bet something will happen. |
Since it's from San Francisco, I probably shouldn't be surprised.
Then again, it has boobies.
|"Well, so do I."|
On second thought, I'd rather have a critter ravage my plants.
Okay, that's a wrap for the 2016 A-Z Challenge. I need to return to working on my book and walking around the yard with my shirt off. Let's go have a beer!