You know those little things you don't think about until somebody breaks them down and puts them on the internet, and then you find yourself at odds with everybody who does that menial task different from you?
Well, here we are, again, in a debate that might overpower "gif/jif".
Twitter user @SMASEY decided to ruin everybody's lives by posting a chart of eight potential ways to draw an X:
Also this is so interesting to me - which way do you draw an X? Colored line being the first stroke https://t.co/a0WTl8WT7P— sixers smasey (@sixers smasey)1547958958.0
The major consensus was that people for the most part draw the Xs down, or number 7 and 8 on the chart:
Is there anyone who doesn't do a 7/8? https://t.co/FUaYYzsgwv— Ngonidzashe (@Ngonidzashe)1548001610.0
@SMASEY No wait im 8, lol— Leify (@Leify)1548001879.0
@SMASEY decent 7— Dr Grandayy (@Dr Grandayy)1548031219.0
@SMASEY 7 is the only way— crazy broke asian (@crazy broke asian)1547970153.0
@SMASEY 8. People who draw bottom to top are also the ones that put their toilet paper on the holder the wrong way.— Eddie (@Eddie)1547998519.0
But then, we have some 5 and 6ers thrown into the mix as well:
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 (@sixers smasey)1548002930.0
5! There are other ways? https://t.co/2P1ibE2tLZ— Hannah Wilks (@Hannah Wilks)1548002117.0
@SMASEY I’m American and I was taught #5— 🖤Mortemer🖤 (@🖤Mortemer🖤)1548020099.0
@SMASEY i do 6 but im also a proven stupid idiot— Megan Amram (@Megan Amram)1548021321.0
And we are pretty seriously disturbed at thinking there are some serious psychopaths out there who might be #1 or #2.
@meganamram @nataliemorales @SMASEY I'm a 2 should I got to the hospital— Emily Andras (@Emily Andras)1548040028.0
@SMASEY The only correct way https://t.co/ZPPv5jsv6E— KAYCEE | TCAF 🌻 (@KAYCEE | TCAF 🌻)1548028543.0
@SMASEY Saw this. Immediately forgot how I have been drawing x's my entire lift. Had to write each one down. None f… https://t.co/kDqPBDm1Ad— Kelsey Campbell (@Kelsey Campbell)1548050025.0
The feeling of being super uncomfortable when one draws an X differently than you're used to doing harkens back to a feeling from Spring 2018, when the internet was incredibly confused about whether they were hearing the words "Laurel" or "Yanny".
Similarly, the phenomenon of the blue and black/ white and gold dress created a similar issue:
What Colour Is This Dress? (SOLVED with SCIENCE) www.youtube.com
What makes these particular things so special is that regardless, the result ends up being the same. It is the same picture of a dress, it is the same soundbyte, and regardless which method you choose of the eight, it will always end up being an x, but humans are weirdly obsessive over things like this.
me realising there are other ways to draw an 'x' 🤯— Shego (@Shego)1548002217.0
@bcfchxrry @SMASEY Tested myself too https://t.co/CQp2E4lKLd— Pablo Enciso 🍂 (@Pablo Enciso 🍂)1548090249.0
@SMASEY @ImNotAToilet Like this https://t.co/7CZ9HK6Q0r— Trevor Wallace (@Trevor Wallace)1548017735.0
Which way do you draw an "X"?