I love the alphabet “X” because it’s mysterious and pretty ambitious. I manipulated it a zillion times in arithmetic and algebra and tried to find its value like a maths loving Sherlock Holmes.
It’s also very interesting how people use “X” to hide identities, “You know, that Mr. X appreciates your work.” I liked how I have been told during interviews,”You have that special X-factor we are searching in candidates.” Sometimes I wanted to know a real sketch of that X-factor.
In recent decade,one word left me pretty confused for some time. “Xing.” During driving in the USA, you must have observed that strange sign. I pronounced that “Xing”, like some name from Asia. “Why did they leave an Asian name on this road?” I thought that and stopped every time. I of course didn’t look up on Google
because I thought I was smarter than that.
Then a year passed. One evening, while returning home, it occurred to me the word meant “Crossing”; that “X” stood for “Cross”. Let me confess, it was one of the most memorable eureka moments of my life.
24th day on A to Z Challenge. Today X is for Xing, because I had to share this story with all of you. What is your most favorite word with “X”? Do you have any such eureka moments that you want to share happily?