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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.

2 comments:

Jo said...

Didn't we all?

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

petedenton said...

I thought the same about the X post! You picked a good one though so well done for that :)