Listen A to Z labourers, leave out the lazy and lame attitude. Laugh out loud. Liaise with others lest you become lethargic and lackadaisacal… lose pace… lag behind by lengths… you are liable to be labelled loser… 

The PinYin A to Z Project

                   Yóu xì bî mò fãn yì fei huà……..

— is an old Chinese philosophy which refers to somebody who has the innate ability to decipher unusual words.


(you can read the details about this challenge and the competition running throughout the month of April) 

The word for Day 12 is—-


Lalo left, step to the left, lalo right, step to the right, two steps forward and two steps back, two hops forward and two hops back, turn around and touch the ground; click your fingers and face your partner, right leg forward and chezia, left leg forward and chezia…. don't you recognise it? It's the new line dance that is taking the world by storm!

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So that's my definition. What's yours? Post it in the comment box below. Remember you stand to win a prize      


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 14, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Sorry, the brain has just shut down for the night…

  2. Carol Kilgore on April 14, 2013 at 3:16 am

    I love lalochezia! It's the new low-calorie pizza created by famous Los Angeles chef, Vicente Palermo. The LA-LO(cal)-CHEESY pizza … lalochezia! 

    • Ida Chiavaro on April 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Line dancing and pizza – great definitions – my tri lingual brain see's only chezia as church in Italian – I couldn't possible think of anything better – maybe something silly like a LAdies LOnely Chieza (church)

      • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

        A matriarchal religious sect? A female-dominated church? A congregation of worshippers made up of lots of spinsters/widows? Could be any one of those…

        • Ida Chiavaro on April 16, 2013 at 8:43 am

          Michelle you are hilarious.

          • Michelle Wallace on April 16, 2013 at 10:23 am

            … and I'll take that as a compliment! Thank you Ida! 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      It sounds delumptious AND healthy too!

  3. Kate on April 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I love this idea! It reminds me of the game Dictionary that my family loves to play.

    Lalochezia: a flowering orchid indiginous to the coast of South America, distinguishable by it's flash of bright pink said to resemble the tongue of a poisonous chezia frog.

  4. Michael Di Gesu on April 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    You are NOT going to believe me, Michelle, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw your word is a DANCE… honestly. Yup… It is THE NEW DANCE CRAZE… Bah, bah, bah, bah … bah, bah, bah, bah, … shake your hips, and do the Lalochezia… Ooo … Oooo. OOOO and twist… twist… twist …. a kick, a turn, a kick, a, turn …. now a HAIR FLIP!!!! Kick, and turn … kick and turn … SHAKE THAT BOOTIE!!!! LOL.

  5. Michael Di Gesu on April 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    FEEL the pulse of the beat… Ooo… Oooo, OOOO.. another …. HAIR FLIP! Repeat… Bah, bah, bah, ….


    Hope you had a good laugh… And I am really happy that you are enjoying my posts. You made my weekend!

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Michael, you had me bobbing along to your "soundless beat". Lalochezia – the new dance created by online bloggers! 🙂

  6. Annalisa Crawford on April 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Dancing is great when other people are doing it, but I seem to grow another pair of legs on the dancefloor that I have no control over!

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      I'm sure you can do some type of dancing… you just haven't found the one that suits you. Line dancing is a great way to "hide" amongst a batch of dancers while you get the moves right!

  7. mary aalgaard on April 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Cute. All I could think of was yellow cheese. (It's early Sunday morning.)

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  8. Medeia Sharif on April 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    It sounds like a sausage. Many of your words sound foody. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Now, I'm wishing for a chilli/cheese dog… they sell delicious ones at the 24 hour service station around the corner… and my tummy is rumbling…

  9. Nick Wilford on April 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I'm going to go with something different and say it's a condition whereby you have to "lie low"… similar to agoraphobia.

  10. Kate on April 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I know it's Sunday and you're taking the day off from A-Z, but I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a blog award over at my blog today. http://katejarvikbirch.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-liebster-award.html

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you so much! I will collect it after the A to Z Challenge!

  11. Rekha on April 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    LALOCHEZIA – Decribes the sighting of the loch monster  and the expression of contempt at his marked lack of viciouness -> La (look) Loch…

    Cheez!! (THAT"S HIM?)

    Have a great week ahead. I will drop by and catch another of your 'meaningfu'l words.:)

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      An expression of contemptuous surprise? Love the angle… Nice to see you here, Rekha! I'll pop in at your place shortly…

  12. Julie Flanders on April 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    The first thing I thought of was a dish in a Mexican restaurant. I love anything Mexican so this made me hungry!

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Oooh! *smacking lips* It sounds like it may be deliciously spicy…

  13. Nas on April 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    My dad's brother? Named Lalo?

  14. L. Diane Wolfe on April 14, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    It's like the concert Lollapalooza, only instead of bands, cheese performs.

  15. Heidi Mannan on April 15, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Hmmm. I'm going to go with a beautiful woman. Shrug. It's the first thing that popped into mind when I said the word out loud. Fun theme!

  16. Julie on April 15, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Wasn't she an adult film star from the 70's?

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Are you talking about the famous (or is it infamous?) Madame Lalolita Chezia?

  17. Leslie Rose on April 15, 2013 at 4:36 am

    I think I sat behind him in 3rd grade. He was new.

  18. Mina B. on April 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Lalochezia:   When a person thinks they see the Lochness monster but its only a mirage its called lalochezia

    Used in a sentence: The seaman's eye tricked him once more with lalochezia.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      This is the second definition involving Nessie! Makes me wonder… are you and Rekha in cahoots?

  19. PK Hrezo on April 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    ha ha! Love it! Sounds a bit like a music fest with cheesy artists. lol

  20. C. Lee McKenzie on April 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    The Lalochezia are a reclusive tribe of hunter-gatherers in the Himalayas. They are seldom seen and rarely mentioned anymore. I'm surprised to find them mentioned here.

  21. Michelle Wallace on April 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    A dying breed? Good one C.Lee!

  22. Nancy LaRonda Johnson on April 15, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    As you may know, it's derived from the Italian language, and is an expression of lustful, obsessive love.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

      I can hear the voice of Signor as he whispers his undying love…. Ti amo per sempre, sei bella. Ti do il mio cuore. Facciamo l'amore!  Facciamo l'amore!  And no, I DO NOT speak or understand Italian at all! 🙂

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