Saturday, 12 May 2007

Kissing Your Ex

Speaking of X's, there are various theories about how they came to represent kisses. I like the suggestion that an X looks like a stylized picture of pouting lips meeting. Cute.

More plausibly, X was used in place of a signature by people who couldn't write their names. Sometimes they kissed their signature, perhaps to lend veracity to a contract, like kissing a bible. Hence an X became a kiss by association.

Isn't that interesting.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, that is kinda interesting.I didnt know that.I'm kinda knew at blogging and I just started yesterday 5/23,but that was interesting!We should talk some time.