Idiotic car badge question: Volvo edition
July 26, 2014 7:48 AM Subscribe
Yes, I know this is a truly silly question, but what does Volvo's logo represent? It looks like a pair of manicure or embroidery sissors!
posted by easily confused to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I mean, Ford's badge is easy to interpret: it's the word 'Ford' in script inside their iconic blue oval. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Acura; all are stylized versions of capital letters: T, H, L, A, whatever. Mitusubishi's is their 'three diamonds'; Subaru's is 'seven stars'. Chrysler and Saab use crests; Audi's linked circles has to do with their founder's names.
But Volvo..... I swear the thing just looks like a tiny pair of sissors: two empty loops at either side of the base of a thick-ish upright with a notched top. Does anyone know where this came from, or what it's supposed to represent?