Common Symbols Whose Origin And Meaning You Did Not Know About

Since man began to draw he has used symbols. Today there are many symbols that have a universal meaning that everyone knows and recognizes. These symbols are used so much in our daily lives that they have become a part of our society. We all use the red heart symbol while texting or the smiley face when we find something hilarious.

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These symbols were created a long time ago and have had their meanings changed over time but today they all have one meaning which is universally known. Some of the most famous symbols like the ‘peace’ or ‘V’ sign with your fingers are universally recognized.

1Check Mark

This is a symbol WhatsApp uses to show our messages have been delivered or have been read and our teachers use to show our answers are correct. This is the universal sign for something being correct, verified or finished. The sign dates back to the Roman Empire. The letter ‘V’ was used to indicate something that was true or confirmed. Over time they created the checkmark instead of writing ‘V’ all the time.

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2The smiley face

The most recognized smiley or emoji in the world is the smiley face. The happy expression made on a yellow circle is one of the most recognized symbols on our planet. It was created in the early 1970s. At the time no one could’ve thought that the childish drawing of two eyes and an upturned semi-circular mouth would become the most famous symbol in the world. It was created to reflect radiant unclouded happiness from the sun.

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3Bluetooth Symbol

We all know the symbol for Bluetooth but, did you know about its origins? The symbol was named after a Danish king called King Harald Blatand. His nickname was ‘Blue Tooth’ as he loved snacking on blueberries. Along with his nickname, the symbol for Bluetooth was also created by combining the letters ‘H’ and ‘B’ which were the initials of the king.

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4Registered Trademark

We all know and have seen the ‘registered trademark symbol’ somewhere. It is used to showcase that the preceding word or symbol is a trademark that has been registered with a national trademark office. The symbol was originally introduced in the United States during the Trademark Act of 1946. The symbol is known for having the letter ‘R’ within a tiny circle.

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