March 23, 2011

X O's

We are on to the letter X this week for Alphabe Thursday. What comes to mind are hugs and kisses xoxoxoxoxo .

X is also a mark of incorrectness or wrong answer . There are NOT a lot of words that begin with X in the english language, and I have always seen it as just a symbol that includes those X-rated movies of adult gender .
The letter X originated from a letter in the Greek alphabet known as 'Chi'. X is also the value of 10 in Roman Numbers.

The Greek symbol chi-rho is represented in the X for "chi" and the rho for "r" to combine the word, "Christ."
X is the 24th letter of the English alphabet. 2+4/2+4/2+4 = 666. XXX can be seen to represent the number of the beast.- [interesting source]

Why is Christmas abbreviated "Xmas"?
Because the Greek letter "X" is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Christos. "Xmas" therefore means "Christ's Mass." The abbreviation has been around since at least the sixteenth century and is not, as some people have claimed, an attempt to take the "Christ" out of "Christmas" and make it a secular holiday.

refined sugar
Nevertheless, there is a word beginning with X that you will not want to forget: Xylitol. It is a better alternative to refined sugar.

In an article in the New Dawn Magazine (pg 43),  according to researcher and bestselling author Sherrill Sellman :
 “Although xylitol tastes and looks exactly like sugar, that is where the similarities end. Xylitol is sugar’s mirror image. While sugar wreaks havoc on the body, xylitol heals and repairs. It also builds immunity, protects against chronic degenerative disease and has anti-aging benefits. Xylitol is considered a five-carbon sugar, which means it is an antimicrobial, preventing the growth of bacteria. While sugar is acid forming, xylitol is alkaline enhancing. All other forms of sugar, including sorbitol, another popular alternative sweetener, are six-carbon sugars which feed dangerous bacteria."
Jenny Matlock


  1. Well we were really taken to class here weren't we!?! Very informative post!! I like that you cleared up XMas too! My Christ will never be taken out of Christmas in our home! =0)

    Have a great start to the weekend ~

  2. thanks Wanda, isn't it fascinating?! and it's all because of the X :)

  3. You forgot to mention the XXXXXL's, lol !

  4. Really interesting 'X' post. It is quite a fascinating letter!

  5. uhm XXXXX would be L my dear . Ancient lol

  6. Very informative. Xmas has always bothered me a little bit so thank you so much for enlightening me. I will remember this come Xmas! ;)

  7. This was really interesting! And why on earth don't they use xylitol for sugar substitutes then? I know, because it's too healthy, right? (sheesh)

    The other thing that interested me was the Xmas thing. I've always felt guilty writing Xmas, and now I won't have to feel guilty at all.


  8. Interesting about xylitol. unfortunately...ANY of the sugar alcohols reek havoc on me. I prefer the good old fashioned real (unrefined) thing or honey.

  9. You've done your homework! That was amazing!
    PS Do they make chocolate with xylitol? Can you imagine the sugar rush?

  10. That was a truly interesting post ... i will have to look for that sweetener ... sugar can be a truly dangerous thing ...

  11. I thought of hugs and kisses too! And xmas, that's new to me! {:-Deb

  12. an interesting post! I didn't realize the xylitol is actually healing.

  13. Such an informative post! Thanks for sharing,

    XOXO Lola:)

  14. You've taught me a lot, today. I always thought the X in Christmas stood for the cross. I can use me some xylitol. Must go learn more. Thanks, Jackie.

  15. Well I didn't know that was the meaning of Xmas. So many people get upset when you write Happy Xmas. It's all good.~Ames

  16. Lovin' your X'S! Great post...happy Friday to you...yes, I know I'm a bit late but I did sign on to follow!
    Enjoy your day!

  17. That was a great 'x' post! Thanks for all the new information and trivia.

  18. A very interesting "X" post, Jackie!!

  19. lots of interesting X facts... and yes Xylitol is Xtra good...I recommend the chewing gum with Xylitol to my patient's that come to get their pearly whites cleaned.

    Thank you also for visiting and tweeting :o) (I don't really understand tweeting! haha (I am doing well just keeping up with what I do now with blogging, fb, etsy.

    Blessings & Aloha! more thing, were you able to view the video slideshows on my post before they disappeared? I hope that Roxio is able to retrieve them.

  20. Oh wow, this was sure x-tra informative! I hope that you are having a wonderful day!

  21. PSS said were you able to view the video slideshows on my post before they disappeared? I hope that Roxio is able to retrieve them.

    no I didn't see any slideshow :(

  22. Jackie, thanks for stopping back over...the slideshows are working now, if you'd like to take a look. The slideshows were set to our son's songs.

    And thanks for tweeting :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  23. Without X we would not have X-ray! X is a hard letter, but has a lot of meaning. I never knew that about the Greek alphabet. Very interesting.

  24. Wow, this was a fascinating post Jackie. I've been using xylitol for a few years now. It makes yummy chocolate no bake cookies!

    I didn't know that about X-mas. I always read the outrage, but it sounds like they are honoring the word when they use it.

    That was an x-cellently informative link this week. I'm really impressed with your homework.


  25. Thank you Jenny , Thanks for stoppin by folks and see you on the letter Y :)


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