I thought the "X" was a cross.
posted on 12/03/2004 9:26:07 AM PST
My two cents: I'd be willing to wager a very small amount that it goes back to victorian letter writing, when people abbreviated all kinds of words, like "yrs" etc. for the sake of saving paper/ink.
posted on 12/03/2004 9:28:11 AM PST
(Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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