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whats the origin of that stupid S symbol?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fifty, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Does everybody remember that stupid S symbol that was often drawn in like 5th and 6th grade of people around my age?

    Questions:

    -What the heck was that?
    -What was its origins?
    -Why the heck was it so popular?
    -etc.?

    this thread in picture form:

     
  2. raketooy

    raketooy professional Coke drinker

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    I have seen that a few times, too. It kinda looks like a hot dog. Maybe that's why it was so popular. I mean, hot dogs are good and people wanna eat them, so they draw things that make them feel like they are eating hot dogs? No?
     
  3. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    I remember that. We used to call it the "Superman" symbol.
     
  4. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    Looks gangsta, bro!
     
  5. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    ahahaahahaha. Good question fifty.
     
  6. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    It comes from the "S" symbol used by Oskar Schindler during the war. He'd give a Jewish worker a pass that would entitle them to work in his factory until the end of the war, and it would hase his "S" signature, exactly like that one.

    Thus, the symbol took on a meaning of itself, especially after Spielberg's movie, Schindler's List, and has taken on a double meaning of "life".

    The people who draw this are either wannabe communist 15 year old radicals, or the descendants of the people Schindler saved.
    When you see someone drawing it, ask them which of them they are.
     
  7. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    lol, I remeber drawing that. I did since the letter S is in my name.. so i happily scrawled it into my school desk agan an again an again!
     
  8. Arwon

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    I remember kids drawing it in primary school in Australia, too.
     
  9. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    So this was a world wide phenomenon, and NOBODY KNOWS WHERE IT COMES FROM OR WHAT IT IS OR ANYTHING ELSE!?!?!? [pissed]
     
  10. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    S...atan :satan:
     
  11. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    I did it to annoy Fifty, which was remarkably prescient of me considering it would be another 15 years before I heard of him.
     
  12. mrt144

    mrt144 Deity

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    stussy clothing had that in their designs back then

    or not.

    cant find any thing with it.
     
  13. Arwon

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    Yeah I seem to recall it being a Stussy design.
     
  14. Gooblah

    Gooblah Heh...

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    I dunno. Everyone in my class said it was the Spartan (Michigan State University) symbol...and it isn't, right?

    I was more of a UofM guy, so I skipped on it.
     
  15. Patroklos

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    It was either Sussy or Seventeen Street Surf Shop as a similar version was used by each, both rather large gear/clothing chains linked to skating and surfing and thus "cool" in the 90s.
     
  16. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Deity

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    It was just a cool-looking letter that was easy to learn to draw. Sort of like the anarchy "A".
     
  17. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    Kids in my school who drew it were wannabe gangstas.
     
  18. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    turn it 90° its a symbol of infinity, such in, the poeple who drew it are infinite retards.
     
  19. Left

    Left Real Game Out Here

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    I thought it looked like the Superman S.

    Upon further reflection I have decided it does not look like the Superman S.
     
  20. Metal Alloy Man

    Metal Alloy Man Back in Black

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    People still draw that symbol alot, just to let you know.
     

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