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A Geography Lesson


Darryl Francis


In the May 1968 Word Ways the word AFJUZANXESQUE made its first appearance on the logological scene. The word, a coined one, meaning in the style of, or characteristic of, the French town ARJUZANX, was deemed necessary because it exhibited the four most infrequently used letters of the English language, J. Q, X and Z. This word coined by us can now be considered redundant. We have found a genuine -- yes, genuine -- word which employs the four letters J, Q, X, and Z. The word in question is ZIQ-XHAFEJ.