Why people name things, and themselves, "Zzyzx"


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I’m always amused when we used to drive past Zzyzx road, never occurred to me that there would be a story associated to it beyond it’s just a name.


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Much to our surprise, he pleasantly told us that yes, he was aware of that fact, and hung up.

Always loved that guy.




I’ll stick with xyzzy . It’ll get you farther.


Why people name things, and themselves, “Zzyzx”

So. Not a loathing of vowels?


At Snow Summit in Big Bear CA we have a ski run by the same name. The story here about the desert road where it gets the name is apparently bs?, something about an outlaw town and a cat house.


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