IRL Iconography

I am one of those people that enjoy making up ridiculous stories about icons that make no sense. I do the same with signs. (“Slow Children” is still one of my favorite signs in the whole world. What does that really mean? Slow down for children…or these children are slow?) The thing that makes these stories funny is that they’re plausible. Icons and symbols can offer a lot in a small amount of context, but they’re very rarely perfect. Sometimes, it even feels like you need to be a part of a secret society before you can even begin to understand what any symbols mean.

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