Which is which when it comes to hugs and kisses?
I've always thought the X was the hug, because it symbolizes arms being outstretched and ready to hug.
The O would be the kiss, because it looks most like an open mouth, ready to kiss.
However, I could see the O being the hug too, in this case differing from the X being the hug because the arms would be wrapped around the body instead of just ready to hug.
But if the O was the hug, I can't figure out how the X would be the kiss. I guess I always thought the letters were symbolic, and I can't really see how an X would be symbolic of a kissing mouth in any way.
My friend Rachel is similarly confused.
She says she has always thought the X was the hug because it usually comes first in the sequence. "Like, if you wrote it out [instead of using the symbolic letters], you would say hugs and kisses. And nobody ever writes 'oxox'."
But then she flip flops and says that she thinks the X might symbolize the sound of a kiss (which I don't really get at all!).
Either way, off to bed!