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.