Meaning: nothing at all
Etymology: origin uncertain; perhaps from a Mr Zilch, a character in the 1930s US humorous magazine Ballyhoo.
Pronunciation: rhymes with Argus Filch #HarryPotterReference
Usage in a sentence: “She knew zilch about playing cards.”
There are so many things we know absolutely nothing about.
Here’s a list of things I don’t know, and never will be able to learn, even if you paid me a thousand million dollars:
- I’ll never be able to understand French. All those grammar rules, and spellings. Phew. Even though I love words, and I’m totally devoted to understanding their etymologies, French words scare me away.
- I can’t for the life of me understand how to play a guitar. I’ve dabbled with the harmonium and the flute, but these stringed instruments really get me tangled up in a mess!
- I can’t ever set myself a word limit and stick to it. That’s why I’m in true awe of people who can write microfiction. They are fabulus folks in my eyes!
- I can’t figure out how to keep my clothes properly arranged, and end up repeating clothes twice to thrice a week. And when I do my before-start-of-new-season cupboard rearranging, I discover all the pretty shirts and shorts that I had, and now unfortunately cannot wear, because the season changed.
So what are the four things you know zilch about? Don’t worry, it’s the last day of the challenge. No one is going to judge you today. Everyone is busy wiping their noses with tissues and crying their eyes out. #AprilAttachment
Information sourced at Merriam-Webster
P.S.: I’ll be doing a more detailed Survivor blog post tomorrow, scheduled for midnight 🙂