Turns Out, Everyone Draws An ‘X’ Differently, And It’s Dividing The Internet
By Mikelle Leow, 21 Jan 2019
Images via Hilda Kalyoncu / Openmoji and Jose Avila / Openmoji (CC-BY-SA 4.0)
This week, the internet quaked at the revelation that there was more than one way to draw an ‘X’—and the way you always thought was the “right” one might not be the most popular method.
A post by Twitter user ‘SMASEY’, shown below, has received upwards of 38,000 likes at time of writing because it reveals that there are not one, not two, but eight different means to crafting the character on paper.
Ways include starting from the bottom-right and bottom-left (route one), to drawing from the bottom-left and top-left (route six).
According to a poll run by BuzzFeed, the way that most people subscribe to is option seven, which has them drawing an ‘X’ from the top-left, followed by the top-right.
Right now, the most popular method boasts 69-percent of internet users’ votes, superseding its runner-up, option seven (top-right and top-left), which only got 22-percent votes.
As you can imagine, the discovery has left social media users feeling torn, as a truth they have always believed in has been compromised.
“People who draw bottom-to-top are also the ones that put their toilet paper on the holder the wrong way,” remarks Twitter user ‘NinjaJenssen’.
“If you don’t do [option] six, we’re no longer friends,” says ‘Meekialx’.
The year has barely begun, and friendships might have already been lost, thanks to their X. Which method are you most familiar with?
Also this is so interesting to me - which way do you draw an X? Colored line being the first stroke pic.twitter.com/a0WTl8WT7P— sixers smasey (@SMASEY) January 20, 2019
Ranking of most popular to least popular ways to draw an ‘X’ at time of writing. Screenshot via BuzzFeed
General consensus is that Americans do 7 & 8 while UK does 5 & 6. Probably how we were taught. Not sure about other countries— sixers smasey (@SMASEY) January 20, 2019
8.— Eddie (@NinjaJenssen) January 20, 2019
People who draw bottom to top are also the ones that put their toilet paper on the holder the wrong way.
Anyone who doesn't do 7 is a freak— ℤ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕒'𝕤 𝕄𝕦𝕫𝕫𝕚𝕖 (@ZappasMuzzie) January 20, 2019
8. Obviously. The rest of you are all deviant freaks.— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) January 20, 2019
[via BuzzFeed, images via various sources]
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