Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for X’s and O’s


     According to the Urban dictionary people have been signing their letters with X’s and O’s since around the turn of the century.  What could be better than sending hugs and kisses?  Think about it, how sweet is that?  Hallmark puts X’s and O’s on lots of their greeting cards intended to be given from the little kid sect.  After folks get a certain age the card company must figure people grow out of hugs and kisses and move on to something more meaningful and passionate.   Maybe it is because once you get a little older you are a little more adept at forming your alphabet and can manage something a little more intricate than a mere X and an O. 


      I don’t think anyone can truly grow out of hugs and kisses.  Everyone needs love and affection.  In my opinion, this world would be a much happier place if people gave X’s and O’s a little more freely.  It is the thought that counts, right? It is not like you are actually kissing everyone.  G0d only knows kissing just anything could result in a lip fungus that would never go away or cooties!




      In this computer driven age  X’s and O’s have been replaced with smiley faces and text messaging shortcuts.  As a text messaging computer driven society we LOL and LMAO instead of getting to touchy feely and X and Oing people.  It just isn’t done.  If you think about it, how many people do you really want to hug and kiss besides your significant other and your kids  once you get past the age of say 5?  I might be pretty giving in the hugs department, (HUGS), but I am not likely to pass out kisses to every Tom, Dick, and Harry.  Still it is a lovely thought!


         Signing that text with X’s and O’s just drips romance.  The next time I text my husband I just may give it a whirl!!  It would be the perfect way to send hugs and kisses over the miles.  It is certainly one that hasn’t crossed my mind before.  Even though I tend to gag at people that kiss the air at each other (kiss, kiss), the X’s and O’s thing is kind of sweet and innocent.  It screams LOVE and affection, and the more I think about it, the more I like it!!  Signing off with X’s and O’s because deep down, I am that kind of girl until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.
 




28 comments:

  1. Every test to my son or husband end with an Xo. It's a little connection and they know every time I send them anything I am thinking of them with love. Nice post Kathy!

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    1. Amy, awww that is sweet!! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. I am so pleased you enjoyed my post!

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  2. I used XOXOXO all the time, esp. on facebook. And also <3 for a heart sign. :D

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    1. JoJo, I must be behind the times!! I just got on how to make cute little hearts and smiley faces!! XOXOX are a lot easier! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment! I am so pleased you enjoyed my post!

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  3. Very funny post, especially the cooties, oh those were the days when boys had cooties. Loved your posting and thanks for the laugh today

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    1. Gossip Grl, I remember those days when boys had cooties. I can name names of those that still do. LOLOLOLOLOL LMAO Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments!!

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  4. Love this post. I totally agree about the hugs and kisses. There are never enough of them. As for strangers, I wouldn't mind a hug and kiss from George Clooney. Oh, did I say that out loud!

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    1. Katrin, Yeah, I would like to get the lead singer to Nickelback and hug and kiss him. Yeah, you said it out loud and I did too. LOLOLOLOLOL Thank you for stopping by to read, comment, and have a little fun. I am so pleased you enjoyed my post.

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  5. Oh, good one, Kathy! I love X's and O's!

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    1. Beachlover, thank you! I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment!

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  6. Air kisses really are creepy, but X's and O's are terrific. Oh, and while this is absolutely ridiculous because I'm fifty freaking years old, every time I hear someone say, "Tom, Dick, and Harry," I flash back to 6th or 7th grade when I recall kids who heard that laughing their asses off and then saying, "Tom's dick is hairy."

    Yeah, I might never really grow up.

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    1. Word Nerd, LMAO OMG, that is so funny!! I may never be the same I am laughing so hard. I had to read that over twice to really believe you wrote that. So glad you did. That really made my day. LOLOLOL Thank you for stopping by to read and comment!!

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  7. I don't recall ever getting a hug or kiss from my parents (they were very 'closed up' people) but I made sure I gave plenty to my kids.

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    1. Paula, that is kind of sad. :( I'm sorry. Glad you made up for it with your own kids. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments. I am so pleased you stopped to read and share.

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  8. I am really glad someone used this for an "X" post. I wanted to change what I was doing so that I could see it up! :-) You got there first! XOXO ;-)

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    1. November Rain, what can I say? I woke up with a killer headache in the middle of the night, had to pee, and had divine inspiration X's and O's right there on the toilet. I rushed to my computer and wrote this post while the idea was still hot. :D Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments!

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  9. I used to sign my Myspace blogs with Cheers, Jenn xoxo. I stopped doing that since I moved to blogger. Some food for thought--I might just go back to it!!

    Cheers, Jenn
    xoxo

    (How's that?)

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    1. Jenn, I think that would be perfect! XOXOXO
      Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments!

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  10. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    That should hold you for a while! ♥

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    1. Jo, thank you for your XO's and for stopping by to read and comment!

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    1. Mimi, I am so pleased you enjoyed this post! Thank you for stopping by! XOXOX right back at you!

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  12. Sweet post. Makes me want to give you a smooch:) well an x.

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    1. Sandra, thank you for stopping by. I am so pleased you enjoyed my XOXO post!! ♥

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  13. I had forgotten all about signing with X's and O's! Thank you for reminding (me). I am going to start using them again!

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    1. Karen, there will be a great reemergence of X's and O's!! YAY! Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments. ♥

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  14. Enjoyed this post, Kathy. I've always used Xs and Os with my grandchildren as I did my daughters when they were youngsters. Yes, it's a good thing.

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    1. Betty, I am so pleased you enjoyed my post. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your kind comments! ♥

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