Youngsters: Hi kids, your first word this week is X MEN. The X MEN are superheroes who started in Marvel Comics and made it to the movies. They are in alphabetical order: Angel, Armor, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Gambit, Husk, Iceman, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Pixie, Professor X, Psylocke, Rogue, Shadowcat, Storm, Sub-Mariner, Warpath, White Queen, Wolverine, and X-23. Who is your favorite, and why not write a story about your favorite of the X MEN.
Your second word is XEROX. This is a brand name that has evolved into our language meaning to photocopy something, as I XEROXED this copy. So no matter what kind of copier you have or use, you can XEROX something on it.
In-Betweeners: Tweeners, you are the biggest group around and most of you are GEN Xer’s born from 1961 to 1981. You were born after the baby boomers (like Nana), and grew up near the end or after the Vietnam War. You enjoyed the hair bands, saw the beginning of the home computers, and experienced the boom of video games. You are the first generation who had more education than your parents and the capabilities of earning more than them. GENERATION X, you hold the keys to our future and who knows what is in store for your future generations.
The second word is X CHROMOSOME. If you are a normal female, you have two X CHROMOSOMES and if you are a normal male you have one X CHROMOSOME and one Y chromosome along with many cells that make up the human body.
Seniors: The first word is XMAS. This is one word that Nana absolutely hates. When I see the word XMAS, it nearly brings tears to my eyes. Whoever coined that word and took CHRIST out of Christmas and replaced His name with an X cannot know the meaning of Christmas. His name is Jesus Christ, not X. We seniors have been around for many Christmases and even if we call our God by a different name, everyone knows what Christmas represents to the entire world.
Our second word is XYLOPHONE. In nearly every alphabet book we ever had for ourselves and our children, this was the X word XYLOPHONE. I had one when I was a kid with two mallets to play the music and although I really liked playing it, was never good at it. They gave us a small sheet and the best I could do was play “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Oh well, it does bring back memories.
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