Friday, April 27, 2012

A to Z: XOXO

X is for XOXO



This is an expression used for affection and friendship, usually placed at the end of a letter.
The common tradition of adding an 'X' at the end of a note dates back to the Medieval Ages.
Originally, a cross was drawn at the end in sincere honesty and in sworn oath,
a kiss placed upon the cross by the signer. 
Naturally, the cross became identified with a kiss.


In the promise of truth...xo

6 comments:

  1. You have done a great job on the A to Z Challenge...
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
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  2. I wondered where the "x" came from. Hugs and Kisses. I like that. Good post!

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  3. Very enlightening! Who Knew except you of course (: Thanks for all your kind comments and being such a good friend.
    XOXOX

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  4. You have made it sound so beautiful. Sadly I thought the X was a mere affirmation of what the words above said. You couldn't read or write but merely made a mark of a cross, a Christian sign of faithfulness that you agreed to what was written (you hope!) I like your version best, but...

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  5. I never knew that!! Very cool post.

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