Xanthophobia, Xenoepist, Xyzlacatosis #AtoZChallenge

The author suffered from xyzlacatosis.ย 

Merriam-Webster publishes a list of user submitted new words & slang in their open dictionary. They remain there until they make it into the dictionary. Three words beginning with X caught my eye.

First I list the submitted word with definition. Then I use it in a sentence.

    • One of the primary colors on Ecuador’s flag and national fรบtbol team is yellow. If you suffer from xanthophobia, Ecuador may not be the best place for you.
Family of four on motorcycle
Yellow shirts are common in Ecuador

  • xenoepist (noun) : someone who speaks with a foreign accent
    • With my native US accent, I am a xenoepist in Ecuador, whether speaking Spanish or English.
  • xyzlacatosis (other) : struck with knowledge that there are few words in the English language beginning with x, y, and z
    • I suffered from xyzlacatosis while looking for a topic for this post.

Can you identify with any of these?

2017 A to Z Challenge - X

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I am a US Expat in Ecuador. I grew up on a Minnesota farm, worked in IT in California's Silicon Valley, then moved to a coastal Ecuador fishing village. My goal is to share Ecuador with you, one snippet at a time. Topics include attractions, compassion, ecotourism, Ecuador products, everyday Ecuador, and flora and fauna. Please let me know what you would like to read more about!


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