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It's just a word with no phonetic pronunciation -- a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings." However, it has been noted () that if each letter of the alphabet is mapped to 1 through 26, the sum of the values for X, K, C, and D is equal to 42.
The value may be significant since this is the answer given to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything by the supercomputer in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. xkcd began as a series of Randall Munroe's hand-drawn sketches which were first posted on Randall's Live Journal account named xkcd_drawings.