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Old 01-12-06, 02:57 AM   #1
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Who developed the letters "XC"?

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It's an age-old abbreviation. X for cross and C for country. It's been used in everything from running, skiing, mountain biking to aviation to distinguish between short and long events.
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Old 01-12-06, 03:54 AM   #3
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I know what the definition is , i wa wondering who developed the abbreviation >"XC"<
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i'm gonna guess it'd probably be a lot more intensive than it would be worth to find out who first coined "XC" for cross country. Just my opinion
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No, he just invented cross country itself. Someone else came up with the abbreviation--the same with the internet.
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Actually I'm pretty sure they were originally from the alphabet. I could be wrong though.
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Actually I'm pretty sure they were originally from the alphabet. I could be wrong though.
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You guys are all wrong. It was invented by Pirates! "X" for where they buried their booty and "C" for the Dread Pirate Chris! No bloodier pirate ever sailed the Seven Seas than the Dread Pirate Chris! Any treasure marked with an XC was given a wide berth. Ye wanted to tramp many miles away for said treasure, else the Dread Pirate Chris would catch you and eat yer liver for dinner. Many a wayward soul was served at the Dread Pirate Chris's table, fer he loved his liver! Soon, "XC" came to stand for going all the way 'cross a country to avoid having yer liver eaten. And since the Pirates are an economical lot, they didn't want to abreivate it XAC so they saved money on ink by just writin' "XC"!

Why even to day, people do "XC" very fast to avoid gettin' their livers eaten!

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You guys are all wrong. It was invented by Pirates! "X" for where they buried their booty and "C" for the Dread Pirate Chris! No bloodier pirate ever sailed the Seven Seas than the Dread Pirate Chris! Any treasure marked with an XC was given a wide berth. Ye wanted to tramp many miles away for said treasure, else the Dread Pirate Chris would catch you and eat yer liver for dinner. Many a wayward soul was served at the Dread Pirate Chris's table, fer he loved his liver! Soon, "XC" came to stand for going all the way 'cross a country to avoid having yer liver eaten. And since the Pirates are an economical lot, they didn't want to abreivate it XAC so they saved money on ink by just writin' "XC"!

Why even to day, people do "XC" very fast to avoid gettin' their livers eaten!

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Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick. Or Dread Pirate Chris.
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Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick. Or Dread Pirate Chris.
You might find the Marginally Dread Pirate Osgood in the library but never the Dread Pirate Chris! Although you might find him with a candlestick...if it be gold! Aaaaaargh!
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If we're not careful this will turn to foo. Booyah!
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now I ask, what the hell does Foo mean? and I know who made the letters, Forrest Gump!
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now I ask, what the hell does Foo mean?
Asked and answered...

What is Foo?
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Hmmm..I thought the "X" in "XC" was meant to eliminate the "cross" in CC
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