Saturday, 30 April 2011
Z is For... Zzzzz
Doesn't time fly?
Anyway - Z.
A tricky one - I had to think hard about this one.
And amidst my thinking I began wondering - why when, in comic books etc., do we show someone sleeping by using Zzzzzs above their heads? Or we say that we are going to catch some Zs...
If it is to convey snoring, after years of hearing my parents snore, I can assure you it doesn't sound like Zs to me.
The only thing I can think of is that you tend to sleep at the end of your day... so the last letter of the alphabet is used to represent the end of the day.
That's all I can think of anyway - there is probably a better and more historically accurate answer out there somewhere.
And with my brief theory about the end of the day and the last letter of the alphabet, I must bring your attention to this being the final post in the A to Z blogfest as hosted by Arlee on her blog Tossing it Out.
Although on Monday 2nd May (Or you could post on the 1st or 3rd I suppose) you can take part in the A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post.
So this it not really the end... it is only the beginning!