Sunday, July 26, 2009

X for Xerothermic

Xerothermic
–adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the condition of being dry and hot: a xerothermic climate.
2.
adapted to an environment that is dry and hot: a xerothermic organism.
Origin: 1900–05
I looked up all the words that start with X. This word seemed to fit PhoeniX "to an X" - being dry and hot .... yep, that's how it is here. I would think the easiest job in PhoeniX would be a weatherperson. "And how is the weather today?" Dry and Hot! We are Xerothermic!
Check out the other X's on Monday at:http://unglazed.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

Mildred said...

I would say that's a perfect description! Great X word. X was pretty hard for me this week. Hope you are doing well and have a great week.

Rev. Paul said...

That's a great word! It does make one wonder why you'd even need a weather forecast ... heh.

Diane C. said...

Yep, the perfect word! Your area is one of the most xerothermic in the US. Good thing for air conditioning!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think you are right...dry and hot covers most of the days in Phoenix!!!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

That is so awesome. I learned a new word and the meaning. Well done.

Margaret said...

Good one! Sounds like it fits your area to a T. (Or should I say X?)

Jen said...

HA! Xcellent!
Happy Monday to you DeeDee, have a xerothermic day.

Dawn said...

i looked up x words, too. but when i couldn't pronounce any of them i gave up!

i always think being a weatherman here in SWFL would be easy, too. hot, hot hot, with a chance of afternoon thundershowers!

grammy said...

Come to Colorado. It's been wet and cloudy and cool. Not our normal summer pattern.

Susie said...

Sounds like a great "x" word for your area Deedee.

Ben said...

But... we always hear it's a dry heat! Like that makes it super comfortable or something!

Tanna said...

So, my logic would say that Xerothermic = Menopause! LOL! Just kidding! Good to be back and catching up on my blog peeps!