Musings A to Z Challenge: X

Challenge:  Write a short paragraph (100 words or less) daily on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.


It’s interesting that no other letter in the English alphabet has so many meanings attached to it than the simple X:  It marked buried treasure on pirates’ maps (that’s debatable, but it’s one of those urban myths, like horned Viking helmets, that everyone “knows” is true); it provided a legal signature for an illiterate; it’s the symbol of a kiss; it denotes strongest quality, whether on liquor or films; it’s the unknown quantity in algebra, and from there became the symbol for any unknown value or thing (as “A,B,C” represent known, “X,Y,Z” represent unknown); and the list goes on.

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2 responses to “Musings A to Z Challenge: X

  1. This treatise on X is truly enjoyable. X for treasure and X the (algebraic) solution sought. For a letter that begins words awkwardly at best, it is versatile. Thanks!

  2. Thanks! I enjoyed writing it. 🙂

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