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Why does X stand for a kiss? Why does O stand for a hug?

Florida Keys 2009/07/01 12:58:47
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  • Zolfie™ 2009/07/01 15:48:33
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    According to some things on TV.......

    Back in the day when people couldn't read or write instead of signing their name they would just mark the letter "x" instead... and then some (or a lot) would then kiss the "x" for what ever reason showing it be there or something. And so an "x" became a symbol of kissing.

    I think "o" is a symbol for hugs because when two people hug their arms make an "o" .....

    Those are just things I've heard.........

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  • S.Sif:* 2009/09/22 12:33:22
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    because your mouth looks like an X when you kiss and you make an O with your hands when you hug :P
  • april 2009/07/13 02:42:29
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    april
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    hugs is x arms crossed kissess opened lips o
  • Bill 2009/07/04 03:20:35
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    because its too hard drawing the real deal.
  • Scatterbrain 2009/07/02 17:42:43
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    i never knew the O stood for a hug O.o
  • kimmy "In God I Trust" 2009/07/02 04:33:27
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    X should be the hug...in sign language the arms cross for hug.
  • Florida... kimmy "... 2009/07/02 13:29:29
    Florida Keys
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    What about this one? Just a theory.

    X stands for kisses because it is supposedly the shape of a persons lips when they kiss. Also, in early times people who did not know how to write signed their name with an X and kissed it to show their sincerity.

    An O stands for hugs because the shape of arms around a person is roughly the shape of an O, and also because Jewish immigrants who did not wish to discriminate against God by using the turned shape of cross signed with an O instead of an X.
  • (: purple princess :) 2009/07/02 02:55:44
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    (: purple princess :)
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    you wrap your arms around some ome in the shape of an o and when u kiss someone the wrinkles make an x
  • Jack 2009/07/02 01:53:45
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    O is kiss cause you mouth is open. X is hug because your bodies cross each others, basically. I think.
  • ♥Ðαη!~єℓℓ!є♥ 2009/07/02 01:26:49
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    i thought it was the other way around...............
  • Suzaku☼ 2009/07/02 00:29:48
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    idk but X should be a hug because u KINDA x ur arms ang hug O should be Kiss Cause ur mouth goes in a O and MWA!! kissieS!!
  • sheva 2009/07/01 19:46:09
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    i rlly dnt knw but i thnk tht the kiss should be "o" cause tht would be a very good kisss if yah knw what i mean lolz and hug should be "x" because there a lot of x rated feelin in a hus lmao
  • Flying Cupcakes ~In Harry P... 2009/07/01 19:30:49
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    Flying Cupcakes ~In Harry Potter I trust~ΨρנατσΨ
    +1
    x=kiss and o=hugs
  • Icarus326 2009/07/01 17:24:24
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    since o goes around and touches its a hug and since x marks the spot thats where you plant your kiss
  • ❤ ~ elly ~ ❤ 2009/07/01 16:50:30
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    "X" is a kiss because the "V"s make it look like a kiss...

    the "O" like someone's arms is around you.
  • xo TURTLE BiRD ox 2009/07/01 16:32:45
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    xo TURTLE BiRD ox
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    I imagine like if you plant a kiss on someone, like i dunno its hard to explain.... that there'd be like an "x" marking where you kissed and when when you hug someone its like making your arms into an "o" shape.
    i dunno if those makes sense but thats what i always imagined is the reason. Its how i remember which is which, too. lol
  • Pet Rock Whisperer 2009/07/01 16:15:53
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    Oh, the answer is just too obvious. It's because KH just might confuse some people. Get em mixed up. For instance, Gramma sees KH in her B-day card and thinks
    people em mixed instance gramma sees kh b-day card thinks
    KO and feels threatened. Well, Gramma didn't get old because she's stupid. So before the "family" comes over, Gramma bakes some of her "pretty flowers" from the garden into a pie. The family eats the pie, fall uncontentious, and granny whacks em all and rents a chipper. Or Gramma sees KH and thinks
    uncontentious granny whacks em rents chipper gramma sees kh thinks
    and again, Gramma rents a chipper!

    Grambo is tough! It's best to play it safe, and use X & O
  • Nicole Pet Roc... 2009/07/01 18:48:42
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    that is weird...
  • Pet Roc... Nicole 2009/07/02 00:37:31
    Pet Rock Whisperer
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    Ya think? lol
  • kimmy "... Pet Roc... 2009/07/02 04:24:34
    kimmy "In God I Trust"
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    I actually enjoyed this reply...thank you for the smile it put on my face...needed that!:)
  • Pet Roc... kimmy "... 2009/07/02 12:17:21
    Pet Rock Whisperer
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    YW! Glad ya enjoyed it! ;-)
  • Zolfie™ 2009/07/01 15:48:33
    I think....
    Zolfie™
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    According to some things on TV.......

    Back in the day when people couldn't read or write instead of signing their name they would just mark the letter "x" instead... and then some (or a lot) would then kiss the "x" for what ever reason showing it be there or something. And so an "x" became a symbol of kissing.

    I think "o" is a symbol for hugs because when two people hug their arms make an "o" .....

    Those are just things I've heard.........
  • SeaSparkzz Zolfie™ 2009/07/01 22:25:37
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    I believe you are correct.
  • Crazy Hyper Maniac 2009/07/01 14:46:28
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    X looks like two people kissing, and O is like arms wrapping around each other.
  • @L-x 2009/07/01 14:39:04
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    Lol no idea...
  • xXxNinjaSpaceRaiderxXx 2009/07/01 14:03:37
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    u cross ur arm so x for hug and an on for kiss cuz ur lips make a ovel looking thing idk
  • viper4358 2009/07/01 13:32:59 (edited)
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    the x's stand for crossed arms while hugging and the o's represent the shape of a mouth during kissing. xs crossed arms hugging os represent shape mouth kissing
  • tullygirl 2009/07/01 13:12:51
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    that is a good question not sure why....
  • Dan tullygirl 2009/07/01 14:26:00
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    Would Q symbolize a french kiss?
  • tullygirl Dan 2009/07/01 19:21:56
    tullygirl
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    might be
  • bccxcc 2009/07/01 13:07:10
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    K is exactly right
  • Nicole bccxcc 2009/07/01 18:48:10
    Nicole
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    WHO IS K!?
  • bccxcc Nicole 2009/07/02 01:40:06
    bccxcc
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    look 2 answers below mine
  • Luckyliz 2009/07/01 13:06:11
  • Florida... Luckyliz 2009/07/01 13:08:28
    Florida Keys
    +1
    maybe more to it?
  • Luckyliz Florida... 2009/07/01 13:09:54
  • Florida... Luckyliz 2009/07/01 13:12:14
    Florida Keys
    could be a mathematical hypothesis to the term
  • Luckyliz Florida... 2009/07/01 13:13:59
  • All-American Bitch 2009/07/01 13:04:32
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    All-American Bitch
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    the o is like the arms wrapping around someone. The x: the top and bottom halves are like lips puckered
  • Florida... All-Ame... 2009/07/01 13:05:49
    Florida Keys
    possible
  • All-Ame... Florida... 2009/07/01 13:08:01
    All-American Bitch
    +1
    Thanx you guys :)

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