A to Z Challenge 2013

Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for Zumbooruk

The last entry in the A to Z challenge is a really interesting word - Zumbooruk.  It means:

A small cannon carried on the back of a camel

Yes, you read that right.  At some point in time, somebody thought it'd be a good idea to shoot a cannon from a camel's back.  Can you imagine how incredibly hard it must have been to keep that animal still each time you fired a cannonball?  Cannons are fairly loud, and I bet those poor camels were ready to stampede after every shot.  Just goes to show you that we (humans) make some fairly dumb decisions in the pursuit of war and weaponry.

As I finish up this challenge, I have to say it actually was quite a challenge.  I do admit I had to cheat a little near the end (due to illness) but I'm still glad I put up the 26 posts.  Going forward, I don't know if I'll be able to keep up posts every day, but I do think this challenge has reminded me why I started blogging.  It's fun.

Feel free to let me know your thoughts on my word choices, this word in particular, or what you liked best during the month of April.


DEZMOND said...

I hope camels will retaliate against the evil humans one day...

Rick Daley said...

Good word to cap it off with, and congrats on making it to the end!

Eric said...

Dez - LOL, that would be quite a sight to see.

Rick - Thanks. After getting sick, I wasn't sure I could squeeze in the last entry. It's been fun though.

Windy Aphayrath said...

I've been trying to follow along, and have to say, I'm very impressed you made it to the end. But it was your determination to finish that came through more than anything else, I think, and for that, I applaud you. And really, sticking it out through everything is usually what gets us to the finish, right?? I've been remiss on the blogging front, far too burned out, but hoping to get back to it soon!

Wendy H said...

I love it that there is even a word for that! That's hilarious.