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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday


I'm going to apologize for this up front no pun intended ;-)  for the letter X, I chose XYZ.  When I originally wrote this, I figured this started with an X.  After seeing it again, I think this might be stretching it but I'm sticking to it anyhow lol.

 
I had never heard of this but apparently XYZ  is slang to let someone know their zipper is down.  It stands for   (e)xamine your zipper.  I asked my husband if he ever heard of it but he hadn't.  Have you?

Here's the link I got it from
Check out Jenny's to see what others came up with for X, maybe someone else will use XYZ too.  You never know.  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/06/alphabe-thursday-x.html


P.S.  Also Debbie at  debbiedoos has entered a contest to try to get a host job on Oprah's new network.  When you get a change go over and look at her video and vote for her.  She needs a lot of votes.  You can vote more than once.  I'm not sure how long the voting is so don't wait  ;-)  Thanks.

27 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I remember hearing xyz pretty darn fast when I was in school.

I am off to vote.

Jenny said...

Viki! I love this link!

I had totally forgotten about XYZ. What a fun memory this was. And so, so clever!

I've been voting for Debbie, too. I hope she wins! Wouldn't that be fun!

Thank you for making this little stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "X" so X-cellent!

A+

Debbie said...

Awww....Viki you are awesome...and NO I have never heard of that....I just say "hey your fly is open" now I know a new term, I can't wait to share it with my boys:) And they think I am a dork..HUH I will show them I know a thing or two. Thanks for adding that at the end of your post, I appreciate it...voting is til July 3rd, time is ticking!

Aging Mommy said...

In England it is not called a zipper but the expression used is "your flies are undone" don't ask me where it comes from but that is what is said :-)

Brenda said...

Cute I had not heard this. When I was a kid they use to say something like your barn door is hanging open. Of course I went to schools filled with farm kids.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That was a good x post. I did not know that info.

Christy said...

We always said XYZ PDQ - as in "eXamine your zipper pretty darn quick!"

Jo said...

that was funny .... i had forgotten about that saying a long long time ago.

Pondside said...

I'd never heard that one! We'd say 'your fly is undone' ...pretty blunt!

Mary said...

I'd forgotten XYZ~ Happy 4th :-)

My name is PJ. said...

I absolutely remember XYZ! That shows how old I am......

5thsister said...

You learn something new everyday! I did not know that!

Julie Schuler said...

I have heard of that. Here in Western Pennsylvania. We used to say "Kennywood's Open" to mean your zipper is down. Kennywood is a local beloved amusement park with a devoted, local, multi-generational following. For people who have never heard of it.

Short and Sweet said...

I had no idea that XYZ could have that kind of meaning. Thanks for sharing this.

Terra said...

I was going to say what Chrisite did XYZ PDQ that is what we said...ALL THE TIME!

Maggie B said...

Never heard this before, we would say "your flie's are undone", but why flies?? Who knows?
Just asked DH and he doesn't know either, but he checked nevertheless! LOL
Maggie

Cynthia said...

Oh...I remember that phrase sooo well. Elementary school. For some reason we made it a point to search and rescue each poor soul we saw with the said problem.

Was that strange or helpful? I'm not sure.

Visiting from Jenny's site!

Cathryn said...

I remember this from school...girls used to use this phrase to tease boys unmercifully. We were evil as kids.

Sarah said...

Great post! Yes, I remember XYZ! ~ Sarah

Tina said...

I'm surprised at how many people didn't know this saying. I thought it was universal! Oh well. Great post!

laterg8r said...

i knew this one :D

Jingle said...

handsome one!

The Muse said...

LOL...LOL

Well I had to wait to type because I was thinking of all my incidents with XYZ, not on my person of course...EE ghads! LOL

But my boys...who somehow just seemed to think zippers should be replaced with velcro!
LOL

Great :)


please come visit me at:
http://adivashammer.com/
Where I too joined in the X-
EXTRAVAGANZA :)
Isn't Ms Jenny's class the most fun?

cj Schlottman said...

Viki,

Ah, yes, XYZ! I haven't thought about it in years. Your piece evoked some great memories for me and gave me a much needed chuckle Thanks.

cj

Jacque said...

wGood morning Viki,

No, I've never heard about that XYZ zipper thing either. That is a GOOD one!

Thanks for sharing with us this week and for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!

Hope you and your family have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Cheryl said...

I'd never heard this before either. There's another XYZ up but it's totally different from this. Fun one to share.

Vicki said...

I'm with the country kids and the barn door thing...never heard the XYZ one either. Great lesson!