January 29, 2011

You want the last word? It's "zyxt".

Looking up "zymurgy" in the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, we found it, in the last column of the last page of the last volume ["zymurgy" refers to the practical science of making wine & beer by "zymosis", an old word for fermentation by yeast, much as "metallurgy" refers to the practical science of metals], and we came upon, just a few inches down, the very last word in the OED; we are happy to share with you today the entry, in its entirety:
zyxt, obs. (Kentish) 2nd sing. ind. pres. of SEE v.

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