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How ‘X’ became the universal symbol for a kiss



You’ve certainly seen it at least once today, if not actually used it yourself. The “X” as a universal symbol for a kiss is firmly rooted in our lexicon.

It’s become so familiar that we barely think about it, but how did this letter become shorthand for a sign of affection?

We take a look at why X’s equal kisses, and ponder whether they still will in the future

History and theories


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