Xavier the Teddy Bear is
waiting patiently to be
delivered along with the tasty treats,
to his girlfriend, Xylona,
so he can give her
XO XO XO'S.
Yes it is ABC Wednesday over at Mrs. Nesbitt's place
Just head over there to learn how to participate.
So just why do we use XO XO XO to denote hugs and kisses.
According to Wikepedia:
"The use of XOXO goes back to the use of an X or cross, which was considered as good as a sworn oath in times before most people could write and therefore used the X in the same way a signature is used today — a mark of one's word.
An X at the end of a letter or document was often kissed as a seal of honesty, in much the same way one would kiss a Bible or kiss the fingers after making the sign of the Christian cross.
Thus the X came to represent a kiss in modern times.
The origins of the O as a hug are not generally known, although it is speculated that it may represent the arms wrapped around someone being hugged."
Whatever the origin is I am giving everyone I have met *here* in the blogosphere:
XO XO XO