Any challenge which involves coming up with words that begin with each letter of the alphabet is plagued by the letter ‘X’.
Aside from xylophone, it’s pretty hard to come up with anything.
So often people resort to just using words with an ‘X’ in them. Like exam. Or exhibit.
But I wouldn’t do that to my readers.
Even if I’ve driven away most of my readers in my dogged devotion to this challenge, despite the fact the anything resembling creativity long since abandoned these pages, the least I can do is come up with a word that begins with an ‘X’.
And so I give you ‘xenophile’.
Which is the opposite to ‘xenophobe’.
It’s something to do with liking the customs and cultures or other countries.
I’m definitely not xenophobic but I’m not certain I quite qualify as a xenophile.
I am of mixed race and therefore inherently the product of numerous cultures but that’s not, I don’t think, the same thing.
I do, however, enjoy the cuisine of many other cultures.
Particularly if they deliver.