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A Slice Of Za

A Slice Of Za

The day after posting Pizza!, I hear on public radio an interview with Puzzle Master, Will Shortz, that Za is a word. Yep(yes, also a word) it’s true. I checked it out on my Free Dictionary App*.

In a way language experts call “clipping”, today’s younger culture “clip” the word pizza leaving just a slice of that word with the newly derived Za. Before you know it, these one syllable words are adopted into our dictionary and onto Scrabble boards.

As a player of words, puzzles, and word puzzles should I ever have the lone tile Z in my Scrabble hand with a triple word score, you bet I’m playing for Za.

C’mon man, is it too much to add the extra syllable when ordering to go?

*The word app was derived in the 1980’s as a clipped version of killer app.




About Woody

The travel bug is contagious. I caught it in 1985 while traveling with Hali on a three month backpacking trip through Western Europe. Having a passion for geography, local history & culture, and with a journal in my back pocket, I hope to share our experiences through this blog – whether traveling the well worn rail, or off the beaten trail.

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