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a2z: The letter is 'X' for Xi



 We've come to the nightmare of posts with this letter. There are only 9 words that start with X in my dictionary.

One I often use in scrabble: Xi.

Xi is a river in China and it's 300miles long.

This week we went to a hardscape trade show (that's all about pavers, stone, bobcats and glue in case you were wondering) while there I snapped a photo of this X from the Xmarks booth. I'm not even sure what they were selling but they didn't mind me taking a photo.


There are a few X's I don't care for:
X-large size (on me--don't take offense if you need that size.)
XXX  adult rating.
And the one I wish didn't exist:
X-Mas instead of Christmas.
That X I really don't like. Christmas is about Christ--go ahead and celebrate what ever you wish, but don't mess with the name please.


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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

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10 comments:

  1. I agree with you Diana. I don't like the X in Xmas.

    X was a hard letter. Thanks for the geography lesson though. We all need more understanding of the world around us.

    Ginger

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  2. I also agree about xmas.
    Interesting post!

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  3. My kids and a I learned in chemistry class that Xi is also one of the smallest parts of an atom.

    And I agree with both of you, I don't like the X in Xmas.

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  4. Creative "X" post! Love it!

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  5. They say that the meaning behind using Xmas is actually because of the Greek word for Christ and the symbol the early Christians used for Him--or something along those lines (I forget eXactly). But I guess the trying to "take Christ out of Christmas" is just a misunderstanding of the symbol.

    I love using Xi in scrabble, too! Glad to know what it means, Melissa. Part of an atom... wonder if I can remember that. ;-)

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  6. Always grateful for a new way to gain Scrabble points, Diana!

    I was thrilled to discover that X references Christ... not because I think people should change the word, but because it gives me a perfect opportunity to witness to folks who don't know WHO the X represents! : ) God is funny that way!

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  7. Sparrow! That's wonderful to learn about X-mas. I didn't know that and it will make it a great witness tool.

    Melissa, I stopped at the first definition of Xi. Interesting that it also is the smallest part of an atom-and the smallest X word!

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  8. Yes, Amy's right. When people think they're taking Christ out of Christmas by using X, they're actually putting Him in:) I think it's funny. X was a hard post but we all handled it very well, I'm thinking!

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  9. I don't like X-mas either, but Christmas is such a long word to write out when I'm just making notes and lists. Years ago I started using C-mas and when I write it, I remember that I'm using my own special abbreviation to honor the one who deserves it.

    Just thinking about it gets me all giddy inside! :)

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  10. So cool when God can bring something good from things people think are apart from Him!

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