The Original Viral "X" Tweet
First came the argument about what color the dress was, then there was the Yanny vs. Laurel hearing test, and most recently, a debate about the letter "X" is stealing the internet. A now-viral tweet has been circulating since Jan. 19, and it has everyone questioning how they write the letter "X." In the photo shared by Twitter user SMASEY, the colored line is the first stroke. Yes, we even had to write out words containing the letter multiple times just to see how we do it — who knew there were eight different ways to form two freakin' lines?
The original Twitter user followed up, writing, "General consensus is that Americans do 7 & 8 while UK does 5 & 6. Probably how we were taught. Not sure about other countries." Personally, I'm a 7, but the question has couples and teammates divided. Some POPSUGAR coworkers weighed in on the debate as well. Here's a look at how our conversation went:
- "Anything but 7 feels insane?"
- "7 DUH"
- "7 is literally the only way to do it."
- ". . . 8"
- "7 if I'm writing in cursive."
- "Wait, I'm an 8."
- "Is this from a fifth grade homework assignment?"
If you think our team can't find common ground, wait until you see what the internet had to say about it, because people have a LOT of thoughts — even including those who do 3 and 5! Check out reactions to the "X" debate ahead, and let us know how you write the letter in the comments.