Ha! You thought I wouldn’t think of an onomatopoeia that started with X, didn’t you? Wrong! Whenever I consider themes for this challenge, I always jump to X. If I can think of something for X that’s not cheating too much (I avoid doing cop-outs like “eXciting” and “X marks the spot” if I can), then I’ll go with the theme. But enough gloating; let’s talk about kisses.
Now, you can’t expect just one little X to be much of a kiss. No, you have to add at least three to make it clear –
But even then it’s better to throw in some hugs too, just be sure.
Of course, you can group all the hugs together between kisses:
Or if the sandwich isn’t working for you, then you can technically get away with just kisses then hugs:
But the old
is the most traditional way to write it.
I don’t know where the whole X = kiss and O = hug came from, but I guess it does kind of look like a kiss and a hug.
If you squint.
Ironically, when you write the words out, you usually say, “hugs and kisses.” But when you write it as onomatopoeia, the X usually comes first.
And why not? It’s about time X gets first choice in something!
And now I’d like to blow a kiss to the brilliant bloggers who’ve successfully written blog posts about something that starts with X (or mostly starts with X anyway – you can’t always avoid the cop-outs!)
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)