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Monday, 9 May 2011

Q

As swift as QUICKSILVER, no QUESTON about it, the week has turned, so QED, its time to QUEST for the letter Q.  If we had a Latin motto for ABC Wednesday would it be Terence's "QUOT homines tot sententiae" (as many minds as men) that is there are as many opinions as there are people to hold them. 

I always think Q is a pretty letter it lends itself to curls and swirls. It also is usually followed with a U. The QUESTION is how many Q words do not?   Well there is:
QANAT - an underground tunnel for carrying irrigation water; 
QASIDA - an Arabic poem of praise or mourning; 
QAWWALI - sufi music
QIGONG (a breathing meditation)
QIVIUT - the wool of the artic musk ox

QUITE evidently these words have come from other languages (Arabic, Chinese and Inuit). So useful when we have not got the word, just look at the QUINTESSENCE of QIVIUT



26 comments:

  1. Wow. QUICK out of the box, Joy!
    ROG

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  2. Great words for the letter Q. Looking forward to showing mine tomorrow.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. Very quick, and my entry tomorrow will be "Quickie"....Thanks for hostings our Q word and the fun we all have participating.

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  4. "Queen of my heart"
    http://blee-justaboutanything.blogspot.com/2011/05/queen-of-my-heart.html

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  5. Looking forward to my quaint little post. http://butterflydaydreams.blogspot.com/2011/05/q-is-for-quaint.html

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  6. Tomorrow you will see my little post, too! http://yardisgreen.blogspot.com/2011/05/abc-wednesday-q-is-for-ssshhh.html

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  7. Quite the quintessential post, Joy! Mine's up - a new destination beginning with the letter Q...come on over and see. :D

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  8. I had to look closely to see that black things. Quite and entry. Mine is up already. Will come back to link it up

    http://shydub-simplehappylife.blogspot.com/2011/05/rt-abc-wednesday-coke-rewards-are-you.html

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  9. Thanks for hosting and have a quality tuesday

    http://shydub-simplehappylife.blogspot.com/2011/05/rt-abc-wednesday-coke-rewards-are-you.html

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  10. My Q stands for a quiet little town on way to thirumurthi hills - http://bittenbythephotobug.blogspot.com/2011/05/quiet-little-town.html

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  11. These words with Q are all great, what a selection.

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  12. Quaint! And beautiful letter, most of the times followed by "U",but for the words you mentioned. What about Qantas?

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  13. Quite a nice selection of Q words today.

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  14. Quality all the way, Joy!

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  15. I've been queezy all week about what to quip about. This was a great prompt and I look forward to some quality quipping!

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  16. Hi Joy

    Love your Q post - and your Q picture - I have put up my post - but can,t find the Linky - I am new to this - hope to get it right one of these days !! Bye for now

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  17. Great choice of words for the letter Q. My post is ready too and will return when Mr. Linky is available.

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  18. I agree-it is a pretty letter and so very unique! Particularly since in the English language, it needs to be accompanied by a "u".
    Which, I still have not located the history as to why that is...

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  19. Quite a lot of good Q words in your introduction. Great job!

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  20. A good letter if you're quizzical! Have a good Wednesday everyone :)

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  21. Quality meme website, that's what we have here! :)

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  22. Thanks for hosting. It is very quiet in my world because of snow today!

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  23. I lost my mother on May 1st and as result of my lost I will not be part-taking in the ABC Challenge for sometime. Just wanna to let you know what had happen me just in case some of you may of been wondering.

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  24. This lower half of the alphabet is always tough!

    Happy Wednesday everyone!

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  25. I'm not sure how this link back works, but here's the link for my Q poem.

    http://wp.me/p1bqY3-9B

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