A colleague likes to put riddles and challenges on the chalk board. This particular question is about how to discover the meaning of an "ungoogleable" symbol. I jokingly suggested that Ask Metafilter is the right answer, and now I am challenged to see if that's right. [more inside]
On occasion, I see large-ish stickers of a red-and-white logo that have been put up on signs, utility boxes, construction hoardings, bus shelters, etc. The best way I can describe it is that it looks like a cross between the New England Patriots logo and a slightly abstract/geometic handgun. [more inside]
I found this key outside my band's practice space last night. We were hoping to get some clues as to what this key is for so we could attempt to return it to the owner, but we're all totally unfamiliar with the symbol. Anyone got any ideas? If it matters, this was found in an alley in Baltimore, MD.
I'm looking for quotes and visual symbols for something that is beautiful but temporary. Whether it's about life, love, passion, or something physical, give me all your ideas. Bonus points if it's brief and elegant enough for a tattoo.
I am looking for logos that are made of type and symbol (where the type is made of multiple words) but with several versions where the positioning of the words in relationship to the symbol change.
Can someone identify these symbols for me?
Can anyone identify what this symbol is supposed mean or represent? It's a pattern on a kimono. [more inside]
What is this cross-based symbol, as if from a coat of arms or a flag or banner? The image I've linked to is an approximate representation roughly drawn without skill from memory. The closest I've found is the flag of (the country) Georgia, but there are some differences: (1) Georgia's is a lighter red, (2) it's missing the end caps on the main cross, (3) its minor crosses have curves, and (4) it's overall elongated horizontally rather than squared.
I've worn this necklace every day for nearly 10 years now, but I don't know what it is. [more inside]
Does anyone know where the gratitude symbol resembling a lower case "g" comes from? [more inside]
I'm just curious: where did the neopagan "triple moon" symbol come from? I have yet to find an origin for it after much googling and peering into reference books.
What $20 item will help me remember that I can make better use of my time than playing video games? Exciting snowflakes inside! [more inside]
My husband has an old, broken jade necklace that I would like to replace. However, he doesn't remember exactly what it stood for, and I have no idea. A brief search has pointed me in the direction of long life symbol. Yet when I search for a long life symbol pendant, a million other things seem to come to the forefront instead of what I'm seeking. Can anyone offer their thoughts? Pendant in Question
This envelope with a letter inside was found inside a large decaying bound edition of Shakespeare auf Deutsch in a junk shop in Bushwick that was only apparently open for a few months before disappearing. The letter, postmarked 15 March, 1939 - was sent to Paris by a Mr. Henri Wolf. The contents of the letter appear to be German shorthand. Included was small piece of what looks like code, there's nothing else on the back.The letter, envelope, postcard, etc in question are at this imgur album. Hivemind: What the hell is this?
What is the knowledge and perception of the Tudor Rose symbol outside of England? [more inside]
Pseudo scientists, humor me: What does it mean/say about me that I dream about buildings? [more inside]
Could someone help me find open access vector art for wheelchair accessibility symbols similar to the one in this photo from a shop in Leipzig? [more inside]
Please identify this weird symbol- white fir tree with balkenkreuz superimposed [more inside]
Hi - I would really like some advice on how I can improve my shop's ordering/stock level management. I'd like to go for a technological solution. [more inside]
In a Word document, I'm trying to get a simple right arrow symbol in Times New Roman. However, pasting it in from the Character Viewer inserts it as Arial Italic. Changing it back to Times in Word has no effect - it goes back to Arial immediately. How can I get around this? [more inside]
Does this symbol mean anything? It's like a circle superimposed on a cloverleaf symbol (⌘), except that the loops are pointed on the ends. [more inside]
I'm using DraftSight to make some circuit diagrams and I am looking for basic circuit symbols in DWG format. I've found a nice collections of circuit element symbols in WMF format, but am having a hard time finding a converter on a decent web site. Decent web site as in one that doesn't look like a malware factory. [more inside]
What languages use a U with a ring on it (U+016E), and how is it pronounced? What is an "incomplete infinity" (U+29DC), and why does it need a symbol? Who uses a times sign in two circles (U+2A37), and for what? And why is a small capital psi (U+1D2A) in the Phonetic Extensions block? How do I find the answer to things like this? [more inside]
What is the significance of a symbol that was everywhere in the '90s? It consisted of a vaguely heart-shaped urn-like thing with an open top and flames coming out of the top. If memory serves, there were usually Xs across the widest point of the heart, and sometimes flames in the background. I remember this from the sleeve art for Celebrity Skin (Courtney Love is wearing a tee shirt with the symbol) and from the old House of Blues logo. What is this symbol called, and what does it mean?
What are the origins of the info symbol? I'm talking about this guy and all variants. I noticed recently that the new info signs around Vancouver bear the same mark as the dashboard widgets on a Mac, and became curious about the origins and spread of it. I couldn't figure out how to google it.
What does this symbol mean? It's a rectangle with two circles on the bottom like wheels, and a squat diamond on top. It's on the back of a 3DS. [more inside]
What is a good visual symbol that conveys strength, determination, willpower, character, conviction and perseverance?
What is a good visual symbol that conveys strength, willpower, character, determination, conviction and perseverance? [more inside]
What is this symbol on the front of my U.S. Passport? [more inside]
Need a list of bond, note, and bill symbols - searching online is providing mixed results. [more inside]
New Year's Eve is here and in the four hours away it will be 2010. I have no greenery in the house, what should I use instead? [more inside]
Shibboleth-Filter: I saw a man on the NYC subway wearing a strange button. A green san-serif "L" on a white background with a big red "No" strike-through symbol. Googlefu is failing me. What was he for or against anyway?
Can anyone point me to the origins/history of the © symbol? I've read that the symbol was first called for in U.S. Copyright Law in the 19th Century - but where does the symbol come from? [more inside]
I've never seen this mathematical symbol used this way before. Can anyone tell me what it means? [more inside]
What is this symbol on my old early 20th-century pin? [more inside]
How do I nominate a state symbol? [more inside]
Can you identify this symbol (http://h4xr.org/9rb2)? It's a diamond centered between two vertical lines with a dot in the middle. I've seen it on sidewalks and streets and presume it's used by electricians or other street/maintenance workers. What does it mean?
I'm looking to find or generate a list of movies whose logo/font includes at least one symbol replacing a letter. For instance, Night Shift replaces the "i"s with footprints, and more famously Ghostbusters replaces the O with the "no ghosts" icon. Bonus points if the symbol is a dollar sign. [more inside]
A while ago, years, i seem to recall a webpage that would allow you to search for the meaning of particular graphic symbols or logos. There are at least 2 that I'd like to try to find out what they mean. One is on a bumper sticker and it looks like an A with a V superimposed over it, in a circle. This is in Cincinnati area. The other is crudely reproduced from memory here. The more I look at it, it looks like a religious symbol. 2 questions: 1. What are these Symbols? 2. Is there a site that would allow me to identify other random symbols/iconography on my own?
What is that symbol one finds at the beginnings or endings of chapters of books called? It's like a little arabesque, but with a (reasonably) flat bottom or top.
Is there any meaning associated with stars on the sides of houses? On Virginia's Eastern shore, I saw a bunch of houses with 5-sided stars like this one on their sides. Most were black, but some were more muted colors. Do they mean anything? [more inside]
Does anyone recognize this symbol/logo on this hat? [more inside]
I saw this symbol or statement on a car recently. Can anyone help translate or tell me what it means?
What is this unusual symbol? [more inside]
This symbol appeared very clearly to me near the end of an otherwise uneventful meditation session. This sort of thing has never really happened to me, and it was quite clear, so I'm wondering if it has significance. Maybe I've seen it before; if so, I wonder where. If not, I wonder if it's an archetype. [more inside]
Help me find a picture of a Kokopelli-esq monkey [more inside]
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