Tuesday, May 1, 2012
X Marks the Spot
As you can tell, I have fallen behind schedule as the challenge ended yesterday and I still have the last three letters to go...
The only thing that came to mind for the letter X was the saying "X marks the spot" as we are all familiar with in conjunction with pirate maps. I decided to dig around and do a little research. Granted, I did not spend much time looking, but it seems that the phrase may have been first introduced by Robert Louis Stevenson in Treasure Island. In my research, I also found a movie titled X Marks the Spot - it is a crime/drama from 1931 and the 1942 remake can be watched online here.