Hugs and kisses or XOXO is a term used for expressing sincerityfaithloveor good friendship at the end of a written letterHug kisses or SMS text message.
The common Hug kisses of placing "X" on envelopes, notes and at the bottom of letters to mean kisses dates back to the Middle Ageswhen "Hug kisses" Christian cross was drawn on documents or letters to mean sincerity, faith, and honesty. It was also used in early Christian history as much of a display of the same.
Since most of the common people could not read or write, the 'X' was placed on documents, and a kiss was placed over it as a show of their sincerity. There is speculation on "Hug kisses" Internet from at least one original source that the 'O' is of North American descent: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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For the Swedish film, see Hugs and Kisses film. Not to be confused with Kisses and Hugs.
Archived from the original on July Hug kisses, The custom goes back to the early Christian era, when a cross mark or "X" was the same as a sworn oath. The cross referred to the cross of Calvary and the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos.
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Hug kisses name them. Retrieved 19 March In The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rostenit is noted that illiterate immigrants or those who did not know Roman-English letters would generally sign entry forms with an "X" but Jews preferred an "O" to avoid making something that looked like a cross.
Also, shopkeepers and salesmen would similarly sign Hug kisses with a circle. Could this be the origin of the "O"? Retrieved from " https: Intimate relationships Interpersonal relationships Emoticons Vocabulary and usage stubs.
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