Thursday, May 24, 2012


How did this become the accepted symbol for washroom? I suppose depicting a man and a woman voiding themselves of waste products would have been too much, but surely this symbol doesn't make one think about going to the bathroom. It's obviously a learned symbology compared to other, more obvious symbols.

Imagine what this symbol could have represented if it wasn't ingrained in our brains that it means washroom. Some ideas:
  • Confessional
  • Monolith viewing ahead
  • Peep show
  • Parallel universe ahead
  • Separate beds only
  • His and hers pole dancing lessons
  • Sex change operations

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