Thursday, June 28, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY - LETTER X


This was a hard letter to come up with words--everyone already picked the obvious ones--so I thought of  SIGN ON THE X.

from Wickepedia

An x mark (also known as a cross, x, ex, exmark or into mark[1]) is a mark (x, ×, X, , , , , , etc.) used to indicate the concept of negation (for example "no, this has not been verified" or "no, I don't agree") as well as affirmation (for example in election ballot papers or in x marks the spot). It is often used opposite the tick or check mark (or the O mark used in Japan.)
It is also used as a replacement for a signature for a person who is illiterate and thus cannot write their name. Typically, the writing of an X used for this purpose must be witnessed to be valid.
As a verb, to ex off/out or to cross off/out means to add such a mark. It is quite common, especially on printed forms and document, for there to be squares in which to place x marks, or interchangeably checks. While it is more common in America[citation needed] and Germany for people to check a square box with a cross than a tick, in some countries a tick (✓) or even a v mark[citation needed] is used


How many times do we daily sign by the X?  Just a thought.

Some more examples of X's I found:

Don't go near this X.

Or don't  ignore this X




How often do we see this X!

This is Latin for prescription meaning "take a potion".

Enjoying vacation this week in Colorado--we are in Buena Vista Colorado about 1.5 hours from  the fires in Colorado Springs.

We are going to have to change our route back home and really feel so bad for all the people losing their homes. There are also some landmarks that have been damaged here in this gorgeous state.


Linking withhttp://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com  for

Ann

8 comments:

Ann said...

Safe travels home. Buena Vista is such a gorgeous place. Colorado Springs is one of the places my husband and I are contemplating retiring to. I feel so terrible about the havoc the fires are wreaking on people's lives.

On a lighter note, I have awarded you a Sunshine Award for your inspirational blog. You have such a comfortable style and, I don't remember if I've ever told you, your banner is the best ever!

Congratulations. You can learn more about the award at my blog onceuponafirefly.blogspot.com.

Ann

DawnTreader said...

Well done with the X-signs!

Roger Owen Green said...

I will stay away from that skull and crossbones.

Lisa said...

X is certainly a challenge every round! Nicely done with your selections.

Carver said...

Great idea for X week. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

lutheranladies said...

And what about all those XXXXXs OOOOOOOs for hugs and kisses? Safe travels

Reader Wil said...

Very inventive to find so many X shapes in the world around us.

Annesphamily said...

Excellent X post!

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