X is for XENOTIME

X marks the spot… that's all I can say. I have xero fancy words for this post… sorry…

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.

JUST JOKING.

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

The word for Day 24 is—

                                                XENOTIME

It's the measurement of time using natural events that indicate significant environmental changes, e.g. seasonal winds, flowering of trees and plants and migratory habits of animals and birds.

                           
                                          

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

36 Comments

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    When it's time to watch Xena!

    Well, close.

  2. Carol Kilgore on April 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Xenotime is the strange phenomenon of time clunking along Monday-Friday and then zooming past on Saturday and Sunday.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Aha! I think you may be right! Time does seem to flash by on the weekends…

  3. Julie Flanders on April 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Haha, I love Carol's definition. Damn that xenotime anyway. 😀

  4. Nancy LaRonda Johnson on April 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Xenotime is when you give up your world to a foreigner. Not just letting them stay in your house, but you actually deed it to them, your kids becomes theirs, your job, husband/wife, and all your belongings. Then you go off on your own to explore a new world.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      You'd have to be very brave or very stupid to succumb to the pressure of xenotime. 🙂

  5. L. Diane Wolfe on April 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    It's how Tattoo from Fantasy Island says there's no time.

    I'm really showing my age with that reference, aren't I?

    • Michelle Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Oopsy doopsy… 🙂 Ees Tattoo zee French guy weeth zee accent?

  6. Brandy on April 27, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Xenotime is a rare earth phosphate mineral (I cheated). 

    Cheers from Brandy at http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/

    • Michelle Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Awww… 🙂 Never mind. It's ok. Nice to meet you Brandy!

  7. Michael Di Gesu on April 28, 2013 at 2:14 am

    For me, XENOTIME is the actual second you put the FINAL touch on your WIP… When you glance over the word THE END on your FINAL edit…. It's XENOTIME… Grap a cocktail, kick your feet up and give yourself a HUGE PAT ON THE BACK…

    • Michelle Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      It's xenotime! Grab a xeno-cocktail and let's party to the sound of the xeno-meano vibe!

  8. Trisha on April 28, 2013 at 2:16 am

    My brain doesn't work well enough to come up with a good answer 😛

    • Michelle Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      It's the end of the challenge. Totally understandable!

  9. Sia McKye on April 28, 2013 at 4:17 am

    When I first read the title I thought it said xenatime, lol! I loved Xena.

  10. Nick Wilford on April 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I got nothing (or xero). Hope you're having a good weekend though!

    • Michelle Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Weekends are also spent working… it's great though!

  11. Shelly on April 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    The A to Z isn't always the easiest challenge but you've done well, my friend.

    Hugs and chocolate,

    Shelly

     

  12. J.L. Campbell on April 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Sounds like you got some good definitions.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 30, 2013 at 6:43 am

      I don't know how I'm going to choose. There are soooooo many good ones.

  13. melanie schulz on April 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I was wondering what you'd come up with for X!

  14. Sydney Aaliyah Michelle on April 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Chinese language has all sorts of good x words. Xie Xie Only two more letters go to.  Yeah.  

    • Michelle Wallace on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 am

      I forgot about the Chinese words….. only two more – thank goodness!

  15. Lexa Cain on April 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    MC Hammer is making a comeback. His new song is called, "It's Xeno time!"

  16. C. Lee McKenzie on April 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    This is a patois. Xenotime, when spoken in other parts of the country, sounds like, "Ain't (There's) no time." You can finish that sentence with things like: to do anything, like the present, period. 

    It's a very handy phrase really. Not a word at all.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 30, 2013 at 6:48 am

      … only 2 more posts…. thank goodness for xenotime!

  17. Medeia Sharif on April 30, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I agree with Carol's definition. I know it happens for me and it needs a name. 

  18. Julie on May 1, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I also like Carol's definition! She knows things from all that time in the Tiki Hut.

    • Michelle Wallace on May 1, 2013 at 7:33 am

      Carol is a star! She's done an amazing job with the definitions.

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