“Recycle kisses, hugs and smiles, they never go out of style and everybody needs one.” -Crystal DeLarm Clymer

kiss, hug, affection, endearment

X is for XOXO

The “word” XOXO is not an emotion but it brings about an abundance of emotions into play such as love, affection, and sympathy. And since I really did not like the few X emotions that I could think of (I am fussy when it comes to what I write about) I decided to choose XOXO as my X blog post.

As most of us already know XOXO means hugs and kisses. There are a few explanations as to how these letters came to be symbols for the words hugs and kisses. One explanation is that two mouths kissing make the letter X. And two sets of arms around each other make the letter O. XOXO can be found written on greeting cards, handwritten letters, and even email. This term can be used to express love, friendship, appreciation, and thanks. Other abbreviations of hugs and kisses are H&K, HAK, and HNK.

Synonym of hug – squeeze
Antonym of hug – push

Other Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge Posts 2014 (Emotions)
Theme Reveal ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/03/21/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-theme-reveal-2014/

Anger ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/01/anger/
Bliss ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/02/bliss/
Compassion ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/03/compassion/
Deceit ~ ttp://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/04/deceit/
Envy ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/05/envy/
Fear ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/07/fear/
Grief ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/08/grief/
Hurt https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/09/hurt/
Insecurity ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/10/insecurity/
Jilted ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/11/jilted/
Kindness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/12/kindness/
Love and Loss (of a pet) ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/14/love-and-loss-of-a-pet/
Melancholy ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/15/melancholy/
Nervousness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/16/nervousness/
Optimism ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/17/optimism/
Pride ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/18/pride/
Quizzical ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/19/quizzical/
Resentment ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/21/resentment/
Sadness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/22/sadness/
Thankfulness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/23/thankfulness/
Unfeeling ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/24/unfeeling/
Victimization (emotional) ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/25/victimization-emotional/
Worry ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/26/worry/
Yearning ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/29/yearning/
Zeal ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/30/zeal/

Challenge Reflection ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/05/05/a-to-z-challenge-reflection/


Synonym of kiss – smooch
Antonym of kiss – (couldn’t find any)

Find more items on XOXO at Amazon.com

32 thoughts on “XOXO

  1. I wonder if “spit” might be something of an antonym for “kiss,” both emotionally and physiologically?

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