I had been racking by brain for a word that starts with the letter “x”. My husband questioned what I was doing this past weekend as I hovered over my laptop, and when I told him, he just blurted out “xanadu”. I was puzzled. I never heard of this word nor knew its meaning. Well, I was in for a little surf culture education. In his younger years, my husband was hitting the beach every day to catch the perfect wave. He mentioned that xanadu was a state of being. I didn’t get it, so I googled it. It turns out it is the name of a surfboard shaper, as well as a name place of a location in China and Florida.
I think it is interesting how a word can be redefined by a group of individuals. I guess he must have heard his peers refer to Xanadu as a cool individual, which later brought him and his peers to start using it in their everyday language. I wonder what other words originated as one thing and transformed into meaning something else?
April is the start of the A to Z challenge. Check out other blogs participating in this challenge at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com