This is a list of graphical signs, icons, and symbols. Languages Many (but not all) graphemes that are part of a writing system that encodes a full spoken language are included in the Unicode standard, which also includes graphical symbols. See: The remainder of this list focuses on graphemes not part of spoken language-encoding systems. Basic communication Scientific and engineering symbols Consumer symbols Various currency signs (sublist)  Hazards Consumer products Certifications Property and pricing Food symbols Technology symbols  Jolly Roger - "this ship is controlled by pirates" Religious and mystical symbols A subset has been used as United States Department of Veterans Affairs emblems for headstones and markers. A B C D E F G H I K L M N Ner tamid O Ouroboros P Q Quincunx R S T U Urantia symbols V W Y
Ancient Symbols, meanings of symbols from Ancient Egyptian, Celtic, Greek, etc.Olympic symbolsThe Olympic symbols are icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee to promote the Olympic Games. Some - such as the flame, fanfare, and theme - are more common during Olympic competition, but others, such as the flag, can be seen throughout the year. Motto The Olympic motto is the hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger." Coubertin said "These three words represent a programme of moral beauty. The Rings The five-ringed symbol of the Olympic Games. The primary symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, colored blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field, known as the "Olympic rings." "...the five colors [including the flag’s white background] thus combined reproduce the colors of all the nations, with no exception. The symbol's popularity and widespread use began during the lead-up to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Flag Specific flags Antwerp flag Medals
Self-conceptOne's self-perception is defined by one's self-concept, self-knowledge, self-esteem, and social self. One's self-concept (also called self-construction, self-identity, or self-perspective) is a collection of beliefs about oneself that includes elements such as academic performance, gender roles and sexuality, and racial identity. Generally, self-concept embodies the answer to "Who am I?". One's self-concept is made up of self-schemas, and their past, present, and future selves. Self-concept is made up of one's self-schemas, and interacts with self-esteem, self-knowledge, and the social self to form the self as whole. The perception people have about their past or future selves is related to the perception of their current selves. History Psychologists Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow were the first to establish the notion of self-concept. Model Development Researchers debate over when self-concept development begins. Media
www.math.rutgers.edu/~lenci/jokes/chickenWHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? Plato: For the greater good. Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability. Machiavelli: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained. Hippocrates: Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its pancreas.
symboldictionary.netLogoA logo (abbr. of logotype, from Greek: λόγος logos - word, idea + Greek: τύπος typos - imprint, picture) is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. Logos are either purely graphic (symbols/icons) or are composed of the name of the organization (a logotype or wordmark). History Numerous inventions and techniques have contributed to the contemporary logo, including cylinder seals (c.2300 BCE), coins (c.600 BCE), trans-cultural diffusion of logographic languages, coats of arms, watermarks, silver hallmarks and the development of printing technology. As the industrial revolution converted western societies from agrarian to industrial in the 18th and 19th centuries, photography and lithography contributed to the boom of an advertising industry that integrated typography and imagery together on the page. The First logo to be trademarked was the Bass red triangle in 1876
List of idioms in the English languageThis is a list of notable idioms in the English language. An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its composite words' denotations would suggest. For example, an English speaker would understand the phrase "kick the bucket" to mean "to die" – and also to actually kick a bucket. Furthermore, they would understand when each meaning is being used in context. Visit Wiktionary's Category for over eight thousand idioms. See also References Jump up ^ "A bitter pill". Notes Jump up ^ Originally a hunting term.Jump up ^ Originally a British slang term for a quadruple amputee during World War I.Jump up ^ Originating with the English writer Francis Quarles who wrote:"Wee spend our mid-day sweat, or mid-night oyle;Wee tyre the night in thought; the day in toyle."
Doublethink and the Mental Construction of RealityThe following is excerpted from the upcoming book All These Serious Faces Will Only Drive You Mad. This is the third excerpt to appear on Reality Sandwich. Read excerpt 1 here, 2 here, 4 here. To learn more about the book, please click here. The concept of truth-seeking has long been a cornerstone of individualism. But in order to be effective as individuals, we have to make sure that our perception of reality actually contains a significant amount of what we call "truth." To determine that, we must look at how the human mind arrives at a sense of understanding the world. In Korzybski's terminology, human communication evolved through "extension," while aristotelian orientations (i.e., those with roots in Aristotle's philosophy and logic) are based on "intension." Aristotle can't be blamed entirely for this state of affairs; it's also due to the nature of language itself. To fully comprehend this, it helps to go outside Western thought altogether.
Best of Design 2010As 2010 is wrapping up, it is about time do a sum up of the best sites that I've featured on Best Web Gallery. Again I've selected 50 sites from different categories: personal blog, commercial, agency, portfolio, and software. In 2010, CSS design is getting more interactive. People are using jQuery and CSS animation to add interaction in their design. 20 Things I Learned Jax Sven Prim Future of Web Design Stephen Caver Version Teixido Pictory Riot Industries Brizk The Many Faces of Tobias Ahlin Haus Nike Snowboarding Living Principles Forever Heavy Christoph Zillgens Foundation Six Cargo Collective Mobile Roadie Donq 37 Signals Courier Rainy Pixels Simo Analog Veerle Kaleidoscope Joyent Hicksdesign Marie Catribs dConstruct Buffalo Galp Lost World's Fairs Fiell Image Mechanics Infinvision Grand People Crush Lovely Rokkan Cutler Yaron Schoen Cloud 365 Chirp Colly Mercy
DokkōdōThe "Dokkōdō" [ (Japanese: 独行道?); "The Path of Aloneness", "The Way to Go Forth Alone", or "The Way of Walking Alone"] is a short work written by Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵) a week before he died in 1645. It consists of either nineteen or twenty-one precepts; precepts 4 and 20 are omitted from the former version. "Dokkodo" was largely composed on the occasion of Musashi giving away his possessions in preparation for death, and was dedicated to his favorite disciple, Terao Magonojō (to whom the earlier Go rin no sho [The Book of Five Rings] had also been dedicated), who took them to heart. Precepts References