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Why does X stand for kisses ? Answered

Each time I receive a letter, there's in X on it. I now it means kisses but why ?


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lemonieBest Answer (author)2010-07-05

It's symbolic in the cartoon sense. At some point a cartoonist had to think of a way to represent kisses in text, and came up with that.
It resembles puckered-lips, but an asterisk would be a bit better...


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FriendOfHumanity (author)2010-07-06

There maybe many theories about this but I read up about this a while ago and found an explanation something like this:

In medieval times people were allowed to sign with an X if they were illiterate and to show sincerity they usually kissed the X .
Over time as more people were able to write, the X began to represent a kiss.

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