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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
It is really odd that all of you have drawn this in the past and have no idea why. Do all of your names have an S initial...first or last?
Because I have never even see that S symbol...but when I saw it in this post...I wanted to go try to draw it for some reason. Not only that...I thought it would be neat to teach my 5 year old to draw it. Why would I think that...it is creepy.
Now seeing all of your replies on you drawing it all over the place and having no idea why...I don't think I want to anymore.
I remember drawing spiral shapes, star shapes, and faces all over my books...but never this S shape.
This is really a neat topic...hope more informaiton comes out on it.
Originally posted by ShadowLink
Not wanting to be left out of the clan, I too used to draw it on everything.
I remember a friend showing me how to draw it in about grade 3ish, 20 some years ago.
Since my first and last initials start with "S" I took to it quite readily.
Last time I used it was a couple years ago when I showed my oldest daughter how to draw it. Coincidentaly, she was around about the same age as me when I learned it.
I'm not sure of it's meaning or it's origins but I know it was common up here in Canada. At least for a time.
ShadowLink: Proud member of the "S" clan!
Originally posted by king9072
hahaha your story is practically identical to mine, exact same time frames.
So I tried looking this damn thing up, with meager results I headed to youtube where I found the following video.
Apparently, this is a teacher recording himself drawing the "S" for his students. He claims that he has taught in suburbs all over America and this is still going strong.
Im in Canada, and im sure it's still going on here too. Then it struck me, this magical "S" has more staying power than practically any pop-fad ever. All bow to its power. And go draw an S in tribute.