X is always the most difficult letter. So few words start with X and working them into a sentence requires great patience.
In trying to write this intro, so many times I started to type a word, only to realize it started with the "X" sound, but not with X. Exciting or Ecstatic, for Example. It was exasperating.
It seems most words that start with X are either scientific terms, or names of prescription drugs.
But X has a colorful history. (for example the prefix "Xan" generally refers to the color yellow).
We use it in life to denote the things we want out of our life, like our former mates, or Ex's, who presumably live in Texas, (per the country song All My Ex's Live in Texas, George Strait, 1987).
I can't hear that song without picturing a bunch of longhorn "X's" running around.
The red X in the corner of your screen right now would simply shut this page out of your life temporarily, (so please dont click it right now.)
X is used in cartoons to show poison and to indicate the proof of moonshine. A string of XXX's indicates Porn. In fact, the letter X has become synonymous with the "Bad Boy" dangerous or wild side image.
X no longer marks the spot for treasure, but more likely in modern times marks the spot for trouble.
Let's see what you can come up with for "X" and let's see if you can do it and still stay out of trouble.