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6 familiar symbols with unfamiliar origins

History Story: 6 familiar symbols with unfamiliar origins

Where have all these symbols we use every day come from? What are their true meanings? Let's find the answers together.




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93 Comments
Robert Mookerdum
Thumbs up, which is the 'Like' sign, is like showing the middle finger in Sindh, Pakistan and probably also in India.There was one such incident in Moscow,Russia where a cultural musical group from Pakistan performed and the Russian audience were so delighted that they applauded and gave the thumbs up. The next thing they saw was that the musicians were angered and left the stage.
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Sep 15, 2021 3:23AM
Robert Mookerdum
Jim Adams, especially in Bavaria,Germany.
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Sep 15, 2021 3:16AM
Richard Perkins
Patricia Green, Typical Carter; wrong.
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Sep 11, 2021 10:50AM
Jyoti Bala
The symbol for medecine appears to have been taken from Indians Pranayama - the three 'naadis', Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. Sushumna is in the center while Ida and Pingala zigzags exactly like this and it creates six points. Beyond that is the Sahasrara Padma. In this symbol it is modifiedas two wings and the head of the central rod. Since the culture of Bharat is the oldest it is possible that the Greeks adopted it from Bharath.
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Jul 29, 2020 3:30AM
catsmeow
That was great. I hope you will do more later. What about the peace sign?
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Apr 8, 2020 8:47AM
David Roy
John Stanger, I think it's actually the book of Numbers.
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Feb 13, 2020 6:50PM
Patricia Green
Jimmy Carter said that the original symbol for medicine was one snake wrapped around a stick and that it comes from wrapping a guinea worm around a stick to slowly extract it from the infected person's body. One of his projects is trying to eradicate the guinea worm.
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Dec 6, 2019 6:05PM
jimsclads
Jim Adams, that would be inverted and backwards for the sign. Also being misconstrued as White Power.
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Nov 21, 2019 5:25PM
Jim Adams
The American hand sign for ok can get you in hot water in many cultures where-it means you are calling them an a**hole.
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Nov 5, 2019 12:28AM
konrad
wHAT i HEARD OF THE OK SIGN WAS THE SIGNAL MADE BY SOLDIERS COMING BACK TO THEIR TOWNS AFTER BATTLING, MEANING ZERO kILLED, NO CASUALTIES AMONG THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. .
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Nov 1, 2019 5:03PM
Steve Newman
Diana Newman, you're not old Diana you're a spring chicken xxx
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Jul 30, 2019 4:28AM
jeff barker
Lynn Zimmerman, watch your language! Lol
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Jul 28, 2019 6:33PM
Darlene Davidson
An entertaining and informative narrative.
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Jan 5, 2018 4:37PM
Dave Chaykowski
The power symbol looks like a toggle switch as viewed from the front
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Jan 4, 2018 4:38PM
Krishna Mohan Mishra
Good to know the origin of useful signs in present use.
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Jan 4, 2018 1:20AM

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