#AtoZChallenge – X is for X marks the spot

X marks the spot

X marks the spot in treasure maps showing the location of the buried bounty. These treasure maps were a staple in pirate stories.

X marks the spot
Béria Lima [see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons
And come election time, don’t choose your candidate in the same way? An X beside their name kept within the confines of the circle, lest you spoil your ballot?

X marks the spot on the election ballot
By D’Arcy Norman from Calgary, Canada (democracy Uploaded by Skeezix1000) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Where else have you seen X marks the spot?

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