9 Well-Known Symbols And Their Origins

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Symbols have been around since the dawn of man. For as long as we’ve communicated, we’ve thought of ways to somehow obscure that communication because that’s what higher intelligence does to you.
The amount of symbols we use on a daily basis is quite staggering, and most of these have quite a logical explanation of why they exist. I mean, most of them. I still don’t know what “dabbing” is all about or what it’s supposed to mean.
If you’re looking for a new party trick for your next social event of choice, try telling the story of the meaning behind one of these symbols. You might not make a lot of friends, but at least you’ll stop getting invited. That’s a win in my book.

 

 

The Heart Symbol
There’s multiple meanings behind this one. It’s either the shape of ivy leaves, often associated with fertility, the shape of silphium, an ancient Greek/Roman form of birth control, or – and this would be awesome – the shape of two hearts fused together. Fused or sewn with a needle. Whatever your dark mind desires.
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The Ampersand
Used on a daily basis on Twitter and other intelligent forms of communication, this symbol started out as the letters “et”, which is Latin for “and”. Also French. But it’s a Latin thing, trust me. I would never lie to you.
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The Power On Symbol
This is simply a combination of a one and a zero, the only two numbers existing in the binary system.
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