In which I am pedantic about people’s Christmas cards

Isn’t XOXO a strange salutation? Under what circumstances would you kiss someone, then hug them, then kiss them, then hug them again? Just not feasible. My suggestion: OXX.

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4 thoughts on “In which I am pedantic about people’s Christmas cards

  1. John Cowan says:

    It’s just an arbitrary linearization of what is fundamentally a concurrent process running on X and O processors.

  2. JmSR says:

    I think most people want to avoid “OX” at the beginning because it is a bovine and that makes people think of putting on weight.

  3. dodo says:

    You could hug them with one hand while waving at someone behind them, and then kiss them: bx

  4. Steve says:

    Don’t Italian men XOXO each other all the time? I guess they OXX each other too.

    I think people like XOXO because XO sounds like “so what?”, OXX sounds dangerous (charging ox, ox crossing your path, get out of the way or get gored!) and OXO is either a friendly-grip tool set, or bullion.

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