Friday, March 13, 2009

xoxo...what the fish!?

xoxo....
according to Wikipedia: Hugs and kisses, also love and kisses, is a term for a sequence of the letters X and O, e.g. XOXO, typically to express affection or good friendship at the end of a written letter, email or SMS text message.

The Oxford English Dictionary states that X is "used to represent a kiss. There is no general consensus on the origins of the O as a hug. The X could relate to the shape formed when two arms are crossed in a hug, forming a type of X. The 'O' may also refer to the pursing of the lips when kissing.

Similarly, written letters or greetings cards often include 'X' after a person's name or signature to indicate a kiss.

There is much debate on whether X's represent hugs or kisses. Some argue that X's represent kisses, but due to the "hugs and kisses" paradigm, some contend that 'X' is in fact lined up with the 'hug' and 'O' with the kiss. Also, arms crossing while hugging indicate an X while puckered lips form an O.

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it is perfectly acceptable when it is being signed off by someone who is close to u & this often the case of between couples, among gfs with their bffs & relatives...
but what happens when the person who signed business related emails ~in this case~ happen to be ur business associate who is suppose to be a professional! & so happen to be of opposite sex & knowing full well that the person on the receiving end happens to be married too~ that's crikey!!! it's just beyond me....

it's the 20th century where everything that u need to know is just a mouse click away.... including what the fish does xoxo means!

not clever? may be not.... ignorant definitely!!!! blame my PMT for this but being young is no excuse for being ignorant! why on earth would they put a bloody xoxo for under 'Regards' on the pretense that they have not a clue what it means...? don't they bother to find out what xoxo means before using it with abundance!?
just because the person sitting next to them uses it doesn't mean that they get to use it too...inappropriately... that is! well it simply gives wrong impressions...

my suggestion is~ if in doubt, just type ur name at the end of the email & be done with it. how absolutely boring i know.... but...better be safe then to endure absolute embarrassment...

Warmest regards,
SunnyLovesRain :D

question: y is it a bother to me?
answer: simply because the stupid ignorant person happens to be a woman architect corresponding with my hubby. yeah it's work related but it's just outrageous!!!

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