tagged X

Every Tuesday, step by step, I’m walking with my readers from A to Z, last week we had “W” (visit tagged W), so this week we have “X” – I’m sure you’ll find a story or a short reflection tagged with “X”! Feel free to add in the comments below the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “X”!!! Myself I’ll feature “X” for discussing the term Xanthippe:


A dog man, who likes philosophy, often has to suffer under his cat-beast wife and her reality checks; neighbors call her Xanthippe (after wife of Socrates, c. 5 BCE, who has been portrayed as a nagging, quarrelsome, ill-tempered shrew).
title=”Honeymooners” – photo by Frizztext, click on the picture to enter my galleries on Flickr

P.S. QUESTION: what would happen if the roles were reversed? If HE is hesitating and criticizing HER wishes and dreams and airborne castles? We need a name for it too …

feedbacks and comments at Xanthippe:
scrapydo: Small boxes that have the most “poison” in it. Klein botteltjies met groot gif – that’s the cat!
wolfgangfoto: “Xokrates” or Socrathippes!
frizztext: Socrat-Hippos 🙂 – maybe looking like a CENTAUR = not very kind to women …
found this one for the doctor’s horizon:

also as a verifying: they really do exist!

comment by fojap (female):
I’m tempted to make a nasty crack and suggest my ex-husband’s name, but I’d feel like too much of a sourpuss. Everything I wanted to do was a bad idea and he complained that paint cost too much money, so he didn’t even like it if I painted. He didn’t like the music I listened to. He didn’t like my accent when I spoke French. He even complained when I baked bread. When I wanted to go to school for a master’s degree, he opposed that too. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. The marriage lasted about four years.

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34 responses to “tagged X

  1. The Honeymooners is a charming. I hope their honeymoon lasted a long time. 🙂


  2. A lyric from Sonny Terry (he used it in several songs)
    “Whoa, this ain’t no lovin’, this ain’t no getting along
    “Whoa, this ain’t no lovin’, this ain’t no getting along
    Everything I say, she hollers Sonny, you know you’re wrong”

    As for the X, haven’t got a thing. EXcept there are a few good words that end in X: sex, the Bronx,


  3. Interesting note about Xanthippe – your description of the wife sounds like a real virago. 🙂
    here is my X contribution this week, a play with words: X is for Xtraordinary Xcapade


  4. Love the photo and as for fojap, you go girl!


  5. That pup reminds me so much of my long lost dog, Sawdust. (Named for what she looked like when she was rolled up into a ball when I found her in a kennel in CA back in 1970.). I adore that photo. As for fojap, I’m amazed she stuck it out that long. I hope she does EVERYTHING she missed out on and more. I’m sure her accent was lovely.


  6. Dogs do need to learn to rule over cats. Is it even possible? That’s all I will say; and here is my entry for X http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/the-letter-x/


  7. Animals can make us ponder many things. This one that you pose needs a great deal of thought. Something to think about as I go through my day. Great post, Frizz for your challenge Letter “X”.


  8. I chose to define a word as well. Here is mine, http://wp.me/p23TG1-2OQ



    • ” XERARCH. The word means, originating in a dry habitat, such as a rocky shore, cliff, or desert…”
      – thank you for that, Francine, it gives a pause – because in Germany actually is a great flood …


  9. Amy

    what would happen if the roles were reversed? — hope it won’t be too chaotic 😀


  10. Pat

    Now we are at a hard one – I had to use the dictionary for this one. Luckily there was only a page and a half of X words.


    • “…means that we can make any place our own Xanadu.
      It is that place that we find idyllic and beautiful. It is our ideal get-away place…”
      Thank you for that, Pat! MY own Xanadu:
      it’s my my own armchair in the background (with wheels and new knitted slipcover, protected by a little cuckoo living in a Cuckoo Clock) in my living room


    • yes, I studied theology on university and learned Greek on school, so it was clear, Christ was written Χριστός.
      Thank you for your kind following of my A to Z – and sorry for remembering Christmas in the wrong time of the year 🙂


  11. Interesting word choice. And I love that dog – I had one just like that!


    • hi Debbie,
      X as a marker spot on your Djerba map: On the Island of Djerba European tourists were trapped in a church and killed by a bomb attack with fire explosion …


  12. hi frizz, i cheated a little and consulted the dictionary for words starting with X .. here’s my interpretation of Tagged X http://starlight427.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/tagged-x-xyloid/
    by the way, you have a beautiful Xanadu.. but where’s emily?


  13. Good morning Frizz!!!! Great the honeymooners!!!
    Everyday is more difficult your challenge!!! 🙂
    Here is my “X”: http://ilargia64.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/tagged-x-difficult-one/
    Hope you like it!
    Hugs from rainy Spain!(only in the North!)


  14. X is always tough but here you go – please have a look at


  15. vastlycurious.com

    I do hope you start this over again Frizz. I missed most of it and it’s fun!


    • you found some XXX hanging in the sky! In the flag of Amsterdam there is also the sign XXX (don’t know why)
      yes, I’ll start with AAA again (already scheduled) when Z is done! A will be easier than X!


      • vastlycurious.com

        Yes thats my pergola in the backyard. I am looking forward to participating from the beginning.

        X is easy- I have others too . That was the first one I came across in a gallery of 12,900 pictures. 🙂 which I bet pales in comparison to yours..


    • hi Amy,
      you’ve composed a great tribute to Xi’an!

      1 – Terracotta Warriors were buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC; it was discovered in 1974 by local farmers.

      2 – The City Wall is a must see site, 8.5 miles long, 12 meters (40 feet) tall, 12-14 meters (40-46 feet) wide at the top, with 18 gates. It was built in Tang dynasty (618-907)

      3 – Subway in Xi’an was a $2.24 billion massive project, it is clean and accessible. Per ticket only costs 20 to 30 cents despite the distance.


  16. Per your comment here, I learned a new word: http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/graceful-peony-woodblock-print/
    “I like Francine’s comment: “When I was trying to find an “X” photo for Frizz’s X challenge I found the word for woodblock print is called “Xyloglyph”. I didn’t have a photo to show this but you have fulfilled the challenge of “W” and “X” in one post. Great job…”

    So here is my submission for X (xyloglyph):


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