Saturday, 27 April 2013
X is For Xerography
Aargh - everybody run for here comes one of if not the most feared letter in the alphabet (for this sort of challenge anyway) - X
Aargh! Run away!
My dictionary has only one A4 page for X and just under half of that is empty.
So X's previously unknown word is:
xerography (zeer-og-ra-fee) n a photocopying process in which an image of the written or printed material is electrically charged on a surface and attracts oppositely charged dry ink particles which are then fixed by heating [Greek xeros dry + -GRAPHY] xerographic adj
That explains where Xerox probably got it's name from. I didn't realise that photocopying had another name... I thought it was just called photocopying.
See you on Monday for our penultimate letter in this year's challenge.