Dictionary Gets New Last Word: Zyzzyva
This is a zyzzyva guys, the internet’s new final word!
There’s an old joke from Steven Wright — “I finally got around to reading the dictionary — turns out the Zebra did it.” Well, Steven Wright, you old fogie, it’s time to update your references, as the dictionary just got a new last word: zyzzyva! A z!? Second letter a y?! Third and fourth letters also z’s!? Yeah! This is some last word stuff!
But what is a zyzzyva anyway, so you can impress all your last word loving word friends? Well, a zyzyva is a “genus of tropical weevils” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, and inches out zythum — an Egyptian malt beer. Hey! The Zebra never did it! It was the zythum! The damned zythum! And now it’s the zyzzyva. Anyway, ain’t words the absolute best?
Anyway, sorry to ruin the ending of the book for you.
What do you think of the zyzzyva? Is it a fitting end for my favorite book “Word Book” aka the dictionary? Has it committed too many murders like that accursed Steven Wright Zebra? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.