Now everyone that has been following along on this challenge will know that Z is for Zooks and Zounds for a reason.
I could have smartly chosen "Zip" as in "zip the lip since A to Z is finished already ".
We're on a roll now, we're meandering over the finishing line of the A to Z challenge at half speed, perhaps even nonchalantly, to enjoy the sensation of actually having completed a challenge.
Because the challenge took much supreme dedication and putzing about, and a bit of outstanding work, (cheer now) I did not care to use common words like 'zoo' or ' zipper', even though both of those fine 'Z' words would suitable for closure.
So are ' zloty', 'zither' and 'zippy'. Being bribed in Polish zloty's to stop playing the zither and finishing up at an extra- zippy pace just in time for dinner works every time.
However much I may have been tempted to make tongue-in-cheek oaths never to pack it in and never attempt such foolishness participation in challenges again, I shall stand firm and not waiver.... professing dedication to the AZ'y very end.
( It would have been just a mild oath, mind you..... A zook, or a zound. That's why, today, Z is for Zooks and Zounds.)
Have you heard the old oaths "Zounds!" or "Gadzooks!" ? Mild oaths were invented back in the days when nobody cared to take the oaths of Deities in vain. Gad and Asher must have been particularly careful not to make unnecessary zooks when Zilpah, their mother, was listening too.
"Father, I heard some Gad zooks today, you better speak to your boy!"
Famous old sculptors were also heard to say "Gadzooks!" or 'Zounds!" when the village putz knocked an arm or the nose off of one of their wonderful marble statues. Dear readers, we would probably offer a coloured comment too, after fourteen years, six months and three weeks of Sundays trying to carve a magnificent, perfect historical work of art.
We now know the heady feeling of success. We have the A's through Z's all covered with a veritable salad of ideas. Transmogification of the English language. We have spinach superflooie at hand. A few collards, cabbages, and a variety of squashtickles decorated with xylography too.
We're ready to whackify collard-snatchers, play with the pups and get winning lottery tickets on Friday so we can ride in that yellow submarine.
Surprise! We have chosen a preemptive strike for the rebellious
nonconformity and appreciation we have for our loyal readers at Incoming Bytes. I have officially decided to complete the challenge with
flourish, a kaflooie and a head-stand in appreciation for life itself. We hope you smile.
so, ....Zookeris and and Zoundifiers....
We're all finished, we'll just stand on our heads for a while.
After all, we need something to chat about after the challenge, don't we?
The challenge is part of life, and that is what life is 'about' --life with all of it's challenges, from A to Z...and if you remember, A was for About everything.
Is that incoming I hear?