A QUOTE TO START THINGS OFF WITH

A QUOTE TO START THINGS OFF

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

X is for Xanthosis (thing)



According to Merriam Webster, Xanthosis is ...







1
:  yellow discoloration of the skin from abnormal causes
2
:  a virus disease of the strawberry plant characterized by crinkling and curling, yellowing and dwarfing of the leaves, and stunting of the entire plant

Why did I choose such a noun? Because of the movie Akeelah and the Bee.  Before the scene we are about to watch, Akeelah and Dylan are talking about the word xanthosis and it is clear in the movie by the time of the spelling bee finals when they are the last 2 contestants, that they both know how to spell that word.  Akeelah has been observing throughout the movie that Dylan's dad is a tyrannical spelling bee Dad and only the championship trophy will be enough for Dylan to achieve.

Let's see what happens next .










If you have not seen this fine 2006 movie I strongly recommend that you do.  For more A to Z challenge click here.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome movie, for sure. X was a monster. Every X word was either a plant or something horrible medically.

    Glad I found you through the A to Z Challenge.

    Eli @ Coach Daddy (1074)

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  2. Thank you so much for participating in the A to Z Challenge! You rock! Congrats on getting to the letter X! Reminder: there will be an A to Z Reflections round on May 4th. There will be a Linky for it on the main blog, so please look for it there! Please post your reflections on the challenge, visit others, and catch up on the blogs you didn't have time to read!

    Team Macha, Helping Co-Host Czenge
    Maui Jungalow

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