Jolly Roger to biohazards - signs of change?

12 June 2018

Like language, the meaning of symbols change over time. 

The example given in the challenging and interesting article below is of the Jolly Roger – once the most feared symbol in the world and used on poison bottles until the late 1800s. Nowadays, it’s more likely to be associated with movies, and toys. The article argues that the familiar biohazards icon may be headed the same way.

https://99percentinvisible.org/article/beyond-biohazard-danger-symbols-cant-last-forever/

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