X-ray, T-shirt, Q-tip

Ron   Sunday, February 22, 2004, 06:14 GMT
What does the ''x'' in ''x-ray'', the ''t'' in ''T-shirt'', and the ''q in ''q-tip'' stand for.
Ronette   Sunday, February 22, 2004, 08:13 GMT
They don't stand for anything.

x-ray - from the fact that it was a previously unknown form of radiation when first discovered.

t-shirt (or tee shirt) - perhaps from its being shaped like the letter T when spread out.

q-tip - a trademark used for a cotton-tipped swab