Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?

Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?

Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?

A: In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.


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