Here I am on this penultimate day of the A to Z Challenge with another vocabulary word for you.
Today's word is: YEX
Yex is an old word that means "to hiccough." In the course of researching this word, I came across this line:
"He yexeth and he speaketh through the nose." -Chaucer
Chaucer died in the year 1400, so that was a while ago. It's not a word you hear often, that's for sure, but it's a fun one.
Reasons to know this word:
-You can now quote Chaucer, which makes you cultured. I promise.
-The word "yex" oddly enough sounds a bit like someone sneezing. That's mildly amusing.
-It rhymes with other fun three-letter words. The potential for dirty limericks is there.