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What is this symbol?

Asked by buckyboy28 (4938points) February 11th, 2010

There is a facebook group dedicated to it now, and everyone drew it on their desks and in their notebooks in elementary school, but nobody knows what it is. Perhaps you can enlighten me…

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tragiclikebowie's avatar

I am guilty of drawing that symbol and I have absolutely no idea what it is supposed to be, except a silly S.

Sarcasm's avatar

There’s a clothing line here in California called Stussy, back in the day they used that for their symbol. I don’t know if that’s the origin, or if some guy was like “Hey that’s a cool symbol, we should use it for our clothing line”.
Raised in SoCal, that symbol was always called a “stussy” here.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I believe that to be my mother in law’s footprint ;)

HGl3ee's avatar

Oh wow, I remember learning to to draw this in grade school! It was so neat :D I’m going to draw one now!

jhp's avatar

It appears to be a Mobius strip, also the symbol for infinity.

Berserker's avatar

@jhp I think a Mobius symbol is supposed to be a horizontal eight.

AlyxCaitlin's avatar

lol it’s just a cool way to draw an “S”

jhp's avatar

Symbeline, a Mobius strip is a continuous closed surface with only one side. I don’t believe the orientation matters.

Berserker's avatar

Maybe, but this particular symbol is cut off at two places, which means the trajectory, to be kept “infinite” would have to go back on itself. :/

jhp's avatar

I think the idea is that it’s not cut off in 3D space. In other words. one portion of the single surface overlays another portion of the single surface.

Soubresaut's avatar

What is it? a great time killer when you’re bored in elementary school… especially when you try to silently teach the kid next to you without the teacher noticing ; )

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johnw10's avatar

sorry but i don’t have any idea.

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