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.
posted by Nyx
on Sep 4, 2013 -
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]
posted by Tevin
on Jul 12, 2013 -
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
posted by soleilMia
on Jun 6, 2013 -
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?
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 14, 2013 -
What is the knowledge and perception of the Tudor Rose symbol outside of England? [more inside]
posted by Jehan
on Nov 3, 2012 -
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]
posted by bleary
on Sep 26, 2012 -
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]
posted by dance
on Aug 27, 2012 -
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]
posted by Yiggs
on Jul 27, 2012 -
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]
posted by Ery
on Jul 26, 2012 -
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]
posted by nickerbocker
on Feb 21, 2012 -
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]
posted by wanderingmind
on Jan 29, 2012 -
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?
posted by pxe2000
on Dec 21, 2011 -
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.
posted by neuromodulator
on Nov 1, 2011 -
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]
posted by lucidium
on Jul 12, 2011 -
What is a good visual symbol that conveys strength, willpower, character, determination, conviction and perseverance? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Nov 27, 2010 -
Need a list of bond, note, and bill symbols - searching online is providing mixed results. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter
on Mar 25, 2010 -
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]
posted by trashcan
on Dec 31, 2009 -
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?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 11, 2009 -
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]
posted by cinemafiend
on Nov 8, 2009 -
I've never seen this mathematical symbol used this way before. Can anyone tell me what it means? [more inside]
posted by mazniak
on Oct 25, 2009 -
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?
posted by deep_sea_diving_suit
on Oct 17, 2008 -
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]
posted by Zair TL
on Aug 6, 2008 -
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.
1. What are these Symbols?
2. Is there a site that would allow me to identify other random symbols/iconography on my own?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Jul 14, 2008 -
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.
posted by damnthesehumanhands
on Jul 10, 2008 -
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]
posted by i love cheese
on May 27, 2008 -
I saw this
symbol or statement on a car recently. Can anyone help translate or tell me what it means?
posted by capcuervo
on May 2, 2008 -
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]
posted by Slam I Am
on Jan 28, 2008 -
SymbolFilter: I have been at a few concerts of my favorite band, The Flaming Lips, over the summer, and several members of their crew have been wearing new red jumpsuits sporting
I'm hoping the hive mind can help me decipher it. [more inside]
posted by after_hours
on Aug 18, 2007 -
I'm looking for a large version of the classic Victorian "this way finger"
. A vector file would be ideal, but any large enough raster images would do as well.
Also, what exactly would you call that thing? I know it would be considered a dingbat
but I can't imagine shopowners ordering signs saying "Give me that finger thing, you know, the uhh, finger?"
I was able to find some pointing fingers
but they're too clean. The Victorian style in the first link is what I'm looking for.
posted by mjbraun
on Jul 11, 2007 -
I'm looking for a symbol that represents mindfulness, as in "awareness of the present moment without conceptualizing it or adding anything to it". [more inside]
posted by koenie
on Jul 3, 2007 -
Picture this: three squares arranged in a triangular formation... one on top, two on the bottom. Does it have any symbolic meaning? Is it a company logo? [more inside]
posted by hummercash
on Apr 13, 2007 -
today published a list of names used around the world for the @ symbol. [reproduced inside]. Can any native speakers let me know if they take advantage to these to make intrestering/humorous/offensive email address? [more inside]
posted by handybitesize
on Oct 16, 2006 -
I'm looking for a font that contains greek letters but they have to be thick looking like a college/university font. Oh, and it has to be freely available for download. Anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by deeman
on Oct 2, 2006 -
I swear my friend isn't a Nazi, but what the heezy is this thing I found in his stuff? [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Sep 11, 2006 -
I'm having trouble with fonts/symbols when opening someone else's Microsoft Word documents. Please help! [more inside]
posted by underwater
on Mar 7, 2006 -
Help me find an abstract symbol evocative of the Boston area that would make a good tattoo. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 5, 2006 -