How do you write an "X"?

I never considered anyone would not use No. 7 .


Thinking about how I write it has messed me up, but I think I write a cursive x in the manner of No. 7, and that I print an x like No. 8.

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Definitely 7 for me.

My letter that I write strangely is lowercase d. I do it in just one stroke like a backwards 6 that stands up straight.

Duh, no mention of the fact that most people write X the way they were taught to write it .

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From 5 to 8 I may write any, depending on where I rest the pen

This is a thing?

Definitely 7. But in Taiwan I’ve learned that people can write seemingly innocent symbols in very strange ways.


I’m just trying to figure out what “the wrong way” is in the context of toilet paper.

The right way

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Yes, apparently it’s a big thing and I first encountered the toilet paper controversy some 30 years ago. It was never a thing in the household I grew up in, though.

As for writing an X, I do 7. I’ve never heard of writing an X with upstrokes of any form.

In math, or should I say maths, Brits are taught to write the variable x as a combination of a backward-c and a c, whereas in the US, we write it with cross strokes.

Definitely 7

Because otherwise it looks the same as the symbol for multiplication or cross product. Americans are doing it wrong, as usual. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I was taught to still use the number 7 method, but the first stroke is a bit like a tilted tilde.

Edit: Now that I think about it, it’s probably just a cursive x.


Definitely 8 for me.

non cursive, 8.

There are even more ways one might write an “X”. For example, > < etc. And none of the examples given were cursive.

I have seen surveys about the direction of butt-wiping. (Turns out there are directions I’d never considered.)


Deeper. DEEPER!


Was it that Reddit post?