So what am I going to come up with for this one!!
X is the third most rarely used letter in the English language.
There are very few English words that start with X
Once you’ve read that you will realise X is a bugger of a letter
So once again what am I going to come up with for this one!!
XXXX (pronounced fourex) is a brand of Australian beer brewed in Milton, Brisbane by Queensland brewers, Castlemaine Perkins. It enjoys wide popularity in the state of Queensland and is commonly found on-tap in most Queensland pubs and bars.
Then there is that saying – X marks the spot
Supposedly from British army officers pinning a piece of paper with X on it
to the chest of someone about to be executed
Or it could it be a spot on a map
(like a pirates’s treasure map)
But the X our family is interested in is this one
The one The Golfer’s Great Grandmother Julia made
when she registered his Grandfather’s birth in 1878
you have to look carefully or click and enlarge
These days we take reading and writing as a norm but evidently from what we see on this copy of the birth certificate it was a skill that eluded Dh’s ancestor – she was unable to write her name so made her mark with an X