X's, crosses as kisses and as blessings

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jul 4 17:00:49 UTC 2008

On Jul 4, 2008, at 6:55 AM, David A. Daniel wrote:

> My parents, born in 1919 and 1920, passed on XXOO to me as kisses
> and hugs
> in the 1950's. So it is older than "late 20th century". (Well,
> depending on
> what you call "late", I guess.)

my mother, born in 1914, did the same in the late 1940s and after.


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