Am I Zonked or am I Zonked?

We've reached the end of the Challenge and I'm zonked.  I know I'm not the only Blogging A to Z participant who feels like they've been climbing a mountain barefoot, blindfolded and being timed while they did it.
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However, we've arrived at Z and I repeat that I am zonked.  I always understood zonked to mean exhausted, and while I'm not generally ignorant about word meanings, it was pointed out to me that zonked has an alternate meaning of which I was unaware.  It is also defined as being high.  High as on drugs not on a high place like a mountain top, its zenith.

How could I have lived so many years without knowing that?

My misapprehension of the meaning of zonked caused me to consider misunderstandings in general.  In addition to misunderstanding word meanings we also misunderstand people, their motives and words.

How often do we get into a disagreement because we misunderstand what someone really means?  It would be advantageous if we could open someone up, turn their pages and find out what they really mean as easily as we crack open a dictionary to determine a word's true meaning.

There's a lot more on my mind about communication and misunderstanding, but like I said, I'm zonked.

We have reached the zenith of the Blogging A to Z Challenge.  Good grief, how can I continue to blog without an alphabet prompt?


  1. I didn't know that meaning either. I guess I was zoned in that aspect during the challenge and now I'm zonked the other way now that it's over, lol. Congrats on making it through - we did it! :)

  2. Zonked = exhausted or high? Learn something new every day! Good job adding zenith in there for your "Z" day, too!

  3. Oh, I'm with you! I've been wondering "What now?" all day? I feel like my boot camp is over and they've just released me with no orders!

    I AM glad it's over, though. Going to plan a strategy this month - set some new goals and continue working on defining myself... ugh.


  4. Yes, I'm zonked right about now, too. Congrats on finishing the challenge.

  5. I'm glad that it's over, but at the same time I'm freaking out because I don't know if I can blog without an alphabet prompt, too!

  6. I didn't know about that 'zonked' alternative meaning either! hehe

  7. Congratulations on blogging every day! I think I may need to pick a blogging goal in one of the summer months. April is just way too busy.

  8. I'm zonked as in tired. You got a topic for a good post or two more in this one. So true about meanings and misunderstandings.

    Congratulations on making it through the A to Z Challenge. Join us on May 7th with your Challenge Reflections post.

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