X is for

Except, prep. and conj. excluding, save, but, with the exception
Accept, v. to receive with approval, favor, or formality

Tina was accepted by each college she applied to, except her fall-back school.


Exited, v. past of “exit” – to leave
Excited, adj. stirred emotionally

Although the band had exited the stage, the house lights hadn’t come on, so the crowd knew better than to head towards the exits. They kept shouting for “One more song” until the stage lights went dark. As soon as the band began their encore, the audience erupted in excited cheering.


Express, v. to state or show, to press out
adj. explicit, special, direct
Espresso, n. a type of strong coffee

“As I have already expressed, my express wish is for a double shot caramel macchiato, no whip, with an extra shot of espresso on top. If I can’t get that, I need a nap.”

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2 thoughts on “X is for

  1. Laura Roberts says:

    Oh, man, I LOATHE the “expresso” people! I get where they’re coming from, especially if they like to take their coffee to go, but it grates on my nerves. And, indeed, there are many companies that play on that misspelling (like the “Expresso Book Machine” — which I think they finally renamed to “Espresso”!) that drive me a little bonkers.

    • maggiemcg says:

      I think they drive me so crazy because it means they’re either lazy or apathetic. I mean, sure, both words come from the same Latin root, but come on.

      I’m so glad I’m not alone in my annoyance!

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