Radio 4 and xxx

For those who haven’t heard of it, Radio 4 is speech based radio, lots of incredibly interesting programmes about science, the news, the arts and debates. 10 million of us listen to Radio 4 so if you are looking for analysis and latest thinking, give it a go.  I heard a great item on it today which fits with the theme of this blog. A German did not understand that when the English put an x at the end of a letter or a text, we are sending a kiss.  They thought this is how we ended all letters so when they wrote to the tax office, (HMRC), they sent the tax collectors kisses. So, we don’t end formal, business letters, emails or texts with an X, just to our friends.

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