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what is the correct way to write the letter 'X'

I start with "/" then "\" over it My SO insists it's the other way around. Who's right?

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Asked by wanita61 at 6:02 AM on Nov. 10, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • i write '\' then '/'...i'm guessing she's right, considering you write right to left. correct?

    Answer by thehairnazi at 6:38 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • When printing you begin with the slash on the right "/" and then cross with the slash on the left "\" because the tail end of the left slash leads to the following letter.

    If a person thinks about how this is written in cursive, the left slash leads to the following letter, but the reverse slashes are made due to how the are all connected together.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:49 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • OP, I write mine the way you do... I never knew you could write and X wrong LOL...

    Answer by midnightmoma at 6:52 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I really don't think there's a wrong way to write an X.. as long as it looks like an X!!

    Answer by kristal2146 at 7:03 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • i write / first as well but i dont think theres a right or wrong

    Answer by JocelynsMama1 at 7:10 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • There is no right or wrong way.  I'm guessing it probably depends on whether a person is left or right handed.

    For the record I go this way first "\" and I'm right handed.  I have also have plenty of practice because I have an "X" in my name lol.


    Answer by beeky at 7:43 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • If it produces a recognizable X, what's the problem?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:15 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I'm left handed and do mine like \ then /

    Answer by bjw_053109 at 10:41 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

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