Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ABC Wednesday - Z is for Zipper and Zip



It is hard to believe we are at the end of the alphabet for Round 6 at ABC Wednesday! I have only been part of this meme for a year. but I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and meeting new people.


This week it is Z - the last letter of the alphabet. There is not a great variety for this letter. I chose: Zipper and Zip






Zippers provide a very needed service. They keep our clothing closed and help seal in food freshness.
For a more detailed description and history try here.

A zipper is also an amusement ride. More information here.




If we look at the root word of zipper, we get zip and there are many expressions that use this word. Here are a few::


zip it or zip your lip- for close your mouth/be quiet!


zip a long - as in, move quickly


zip - nothing, zero


Can you add any others???


Be sure to visit the other great participants here.
Let's hope we will be starting over, with Round 7!

26 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Indeed we are starting on a Round 7 - next week! Thanks so much for this post you will be amazed at the variety of Z's we see on the ABC theme. Thanks again, see you next week.

D
ABC Team

peripheralperceptions said...

Great collection of words. And I got Zip to add to the expressions except may we all approach next week with Zealous enthusiasm!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Ah! The Zipper ride! I used to love that ride. You have to be careful who you choose to ride it with. Some people will be mean and flip it upside the entire duration of the ride!

Hood Photo Blog

Sylvia K said...

Great collection of Zs for the day, Bev! I love the Zipper ride! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

I think the Zipper ride would make me Zick...great post.

Tumblewords: said...

I, too, loved the zipper ride and can't imagine how life must have been before zippers and velcro! :)
Good Z's.

Mara said...

Not too sure about the zipper ride. It looks quite scary.

Leslie: said...

Not sure if I could cope with that Zipper Ride, as I get motion sickness, but love the photos and your post. Have a zippedy-doo-dah day! :D

Gayle said...

I wouldn't dare go on the zipper ride. You can call me a chicken, if you want!

Beverley Baird said...

I have to agree with most of you - I wouldn't/couldn't go on the Zipper!
Thanks for stopping by!

Roger Owen Green said...

The zipper - one of the great inventions of our time!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Amy said...

Wow, I agree with Sue, I'd get "zick" for sure on the zipper ride. A very zippy post for sure!

Paula Scott said...

Ummmm....Zippo lighter? I think they still exist.
Great choice for 'z'!

天花天花 said...

No garden without its weeds.............................................................

Troy said...

Lots of fun Z words there.

And one should never ever underestimate the value of a zipper. I know it's as embarrasing as could be to discover halfway through the day that ones zipper is down, and wonder how long it has been that way.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday Team, thank you for joining us. Round six has been a lot of fun, I hope you will join us again in round seven, as we start year four of this project.

word-painting said...

I also chose zipper. Love where you went with this zipper.


Linda Frances

Anna said...

Zippidy-doo-da! Cool Z-post!
I had also zipper as one of my z-words. Good Z-word!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's Z-words

Leone said...

How about zippity do dah, zippity eh, my oh my what a wonderful day. Loved that movie, wish they would bring it back.

Carolyn Ford said...

My stomach turns just seeing the picture of the "zipper" ride! I love your wee photo of the zipper in denim...

Carol said...

What would we do without Zippers? But the Zipper Ride? Nope!!!! Merry-go-
Round is as adventerous as I care to get now - or, at Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean or Small World.

I thought about Zippity Doo Dah, Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit before I posted, but by the time Tuesday evening got here that thought had gone away. Loved that movie and the song!

Jingle said...

zipper, very useful...
thoughtful a post.

Reader Wil said...

Very informative! I had no idea that zip was a verb. Looking into my dictionary I found among other expressions :"bullets zipped over them"..

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

it is actually quite amazing how many z words there are and not all are in the dictionary

Beverley Baird said...

Thaqnks everyone - your visits really are a joy! I so enjoy reading your comments!
have a great week!

jabblog said...

Zipper rides do not tempt me at all! Yes, I'm a coward :-)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I did think about zip - then I remembered the ship I cruised on! Great choice - will look out for you in the next round.