Poll – How Do You Write the Letter X

posted 9 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you write your X’s?
    1 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    2 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    3 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    4 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    5 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    6 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    7 : (118 votes)
    69 %
    8 : (40 votes)
    23 %
    I’m a wildcard, I like to shake my X’s up : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    514 posts
    Busy bee

    dobby98 :  Don’t worry, I was meant to choose 7, not 8. We can swap our votes 😜

    Post # 17
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    6441 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    After the toilet paper and wiping threads, nothing shocks me anymore. I teach, and the way some kids hold a pencil is just mind-blowing. In the early grades they might try to correct it (not handedness, just not holding a pencil in, say, a fist), but by the time I have them writing in 5th grade, the way they hold a pencil cannot be changed. So I’ve had kids write with all four fingers on top the pencil, and if they they hold a pencil like that, then I guess making x’s in unusual ways isn’t terribly surprising. 

    Number 8 is the standard way taught in school.

    Post # 18
    Member
    47187 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Who writes anything anymore?

    Post # 19
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    2579 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    chelbell23 :  polled my husband and he said 6 like a freak. Then tried to justify his answer and I’m ashamed. 

    Post # 20
    Member
    6441 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I just asked my children and D D said number 5 and DS2 said 7 (DS1 is away at school). ??!! Who taught them to write?! It never even occurred to me that someone might not write them like #8! I have such an impoverished imagination.

    Post # 23
    Member
    2477 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Right handed 7

    Post # 25
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    4663 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    chelbell23 :  I voted 3 after drawing it out a few times. But then immediately realised I didn’t mean 3 at all. 8 please. My brain broke.

    Post # 26
    Member
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    I usually do 8 (butterfly handwriting), but 7 when I’m writing print.

    Post # 27
    Member
    2956 posts
    Sugar bee

    8 when printing out kisses.

    7 in handwriting.

    Two c’s back to back when writing algebra.

    I’m left handed.

    Post # 28
    Member
    2956 posts
    Sugar bee

    8. And yes, I’m left handed.

    Post # 29
    Member
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    8 but not left handed! I’m shocked I thought everyone did 8!

    Post # 30
    Member
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    teacher-bee-in-the-sea :  I think I’m a freak too, I always do 6!

    I’ve always written a few characters oddly, I start 4 from the bottom, and 6 in the middle rather than the top. When I was small, my mum used to try to make me write them “properly”, but it just didn’t feel right

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