Twitter is Busy Debating the Right Way to Draw an 'X' and Now We're Confused Too
What's the correct way to draw an X? A simple question has kicked off a global debate on Twitter.
Image by @SMASEY / Twitter
The Internet is a funny place. Remember the white/gold dress or blue/black dress argument or the Yanny-Laurel debate that caused a thousand heads to simultaneously ache across the globe?
Well, the ever-curious Janes and Johns of Twitter have now come up with a new head-scratcher. As of the time of writing, many of them were fiercely debating a simple question — How do you draw an 'X'?
And no, it has nothing to do with the upcoming Valentine's Day or your insipid love life.
But really, how many ways are there to write an English alphabet even if it is the edgy 'X'?
There are apparently eight (Yes, you read that right) ways to write X, claims Twitter account @SMASEY.
"...this is so interesting to me - which way do you draw an X? Colored line being the first stroke," wrote @SMASEY before kicking off a global debate.
Posted on Sunday, the tweet has gone viral with nearly 10K retweets.
Also this is so interesting to me - which way do you draw an X? Colored line being the first stroke pic.twitter.com/a0WTl8WT7P— sixers smasey (@SMASEY) January 20, 2019
Some were sure of their answer.
7 is the only way— messy old asian (@tribranchvo) January 20, 2019
decent 7— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) January 21, 2019
8.People who draw bottom to top are also the ones that put their toilet paper on the holder the wrong way.— Eddie (@NinjaJenssen) January 20, 2019
Number 8 but the plot twist is that I mostly write my Xs like this: pic.twitter.com/Gk8dP2Tvq2— Nightskin - Melanin in the creases of my palms (@MizzayTee) January 20, 2019
7— Casey (@Caseyul8r) January 20, 2019
8 all day— Ned Cregeen (@NCregeen) January 20, 2019
i do 6 but im also a proven stupid idiot— Megan Amram (@meganamram) January 20, 2019
Anyone who doesn't do 7 is a freak— ℤ' (@ZappasMuzzie) January 20, 2019
8. is the only correct way ♀️— ☃️miss_wking☃️ (@miss_wking) January 20, 2019
WTF? Who doesn't do 7?!— Marc Roberts (@MarcSRoberts) January 20, 2019
Some, however, weren't.
6— Leify (@LeifTheTank) January 20, 2019
Actually im 7— Leify (@LeifTheTank) January 20, 2019
No wait im 8, lol— Leify (@LeifTheTank) January 20, 2019
Of course, there were many who just wanted to watch the world burn.
This is how you draw an X. pic.twitter.com/m1u61LBS1q— Neorice University (@Neoriceisgood) January 20, 2019
Like this pic.twitter.com/7CZ9HK6Q0r— Trevor Wallace (@TrevWall) January 20, 2019
hello welcome to my ted talk pic.twitter.com/Y4VBsydVF0— Bendrick (@KingBendrick) January 20, 2019
sat here testing myself pic.twitter.com/3B9RQETgSC— ً (@bcfchxrry) January 20, 2019
The only correct way pic.twitter.com/ZPPv5jsv6E— KAYCEEE | FC2019 (@zigstripes) January 20, 2019
British comedian and author Stephen Fry too joined in with his take.
I’m a 7— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 20, 2019
@SMASEY later followed her tweet by saying, "General consensus is that Americans do 7 & 8 while UK does 5 & 6. Probably how we were taught. Not sure about other countries." While others believed that being left-handed or right influences the way you write the alphabet.
I'm 7, which one are you?
General consensus is that Americans do 7 & 8 while UK does 5 & 6. Probably how we were taught. Not sure about other countries— sixers smasey (@SMASEY) January 20, 2019
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