[X] is for Signature

I couldn’t think of a suitable word starting with X. And I became even more desperate after consulting my dictionary.

~ xerox ~ Xmas ~ x-ray ~ xylograph ~ xylophone ~

Instead of opening a bigger dictionary, I have started to think how and where are we using X. X marks a treasure on a map. We used X to sign documents in the dark ages of illiteracy. Now, in the age of text-language,  X stands for kiss and is often used as a substitute or abbreviation (as in the dictionary entry Xmas). And we are still happily making decisions by penning x inside neat boxes on ballot papers. In mathematics it represents the unknown value, although the Romans may argue that in fact the value is ten. It features in extremes and extras and its triple form advertises adult themes. It even has a chromosome and rays named after it. X is something special.

X in the A to Z challenge.

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4 comments

  1. Silvia Writes · April 28, 2014

    Creative X post. I agree, X is something special … and difficult to work with.

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  2. galeriaredelius · April 29, 2014

    I like your clever approach on X! Such a troublesome letter, but we can’t do without it.

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  3. shirleyjdietz · April 30, 2014

    I was pretty desperate on X too, but I’m feeling even worse about Z….

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    • evamarasca · May 8, 2014

      I think you did very well on your X 🙂 You really look at things, observe. I think it is a skill that we are loosing. I often find myself walking with my head in the clouds. And it always surprises me when I consciously open my eyes and take the surroundings in. I should practise this skill more. We are missing out on so much.

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