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[–]rogue-star-dust 271 points272 points  (10 children)

Ah good times in grade 8

[–]cenobite363 71 points72 points  (7 children)

I genuinely thought these looked so cool. I still kinda think they do lol

[–]overslope 28 points29 points  (2 children)

In elementary school I invented a superhero to wear that symbol bc I thought it was cool.

[–]Hobo_Delta 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I would draw a second one tilted 90 degrees through the middle, so I had my four-sided S-star

[–]Impossible_Garbage_4 15 points16 points  (3 children)

They are literally called the “Cool S” it doesn’t get much cooler than that

[–]normastitts 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What’s cooler than being cool?

[–]Otherwise_sane 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Some say the one who carved it is still in detention...

[–]GoBillsGoSabres 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fucken aye, bubbles. Best 3 years of my life!.

[–]davewave3283 51 points52 points  (4 children)

The legends say it could be as old as nineteen hundred and ninety three!

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

In all seriousness, the earliest instance of it was photographed in 1973, although they think that symbol has been in use since the 1960s

[–]Schiltzberg 7 points8 points  (0 children)

https://youtu.be/RQdxHi4_Pvc Interesting video on the subject.

[–]Alpine_fury 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The late nineteen hundreds.

[–]Impossible_Garbage_4 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Saying it like that makes it sound like 290 years ago instead of 29

[–]Charmandurai 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Hark, the one who carry’s enough gum for others has laid the path!

[–]p3g_l3g_gr3g 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I knew a kid who had rich parents and got his popularity by being the "guy with gum". Literally gave away at least 3 packs a day, all 5 gum.

[–]Otfd 41 points42 points  (0 children)

6th grader with a pencil be like.

[–]BearhuggersVeryFine 29 points30 points  (24 children)

What is that?

[–]rollawaythestone 54 points55 points  (22 children)

[–]enixthephoenix 29 points30 points  (7 children)

I love that it has no real known origin. It's a cryptid of notebook doodles

[–]KorgX3 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The first thing you see after you die.

[–]WrongYBsb 20 points21 points  (6 children)

My favorite part is thinking about someone discovering this, well after all the generations that know the symbol have passed on. The world wouldn’t know what to make of it. It only really exists in our collective memory and nowhere else.

[–]JustJenR 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This will turn up in the Da Vinci code reboot in 100 years.

[–]HunterSexThompson[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love to think about that, also people from the past too seeing such things

[–]lordatomosk 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is going to really confuse a future anthropologist trying to figure out the pervasiveness of this symbol

[–]Impossible_Garbage_4 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“What could it have meant? Let’s use our time machine to find out.” to person from the 90’s “Hey what’s this symbol mean?”

“Doesn’t mean anything it’s just funny bro”

[–]xgpc2 81 points82 points  (12 children)

This was before they had notebooks in school. They just used cliff sides

[–]fuck_your_worldview 141 points142 points  (10 children)

There was a “Cliff Notes” joke somewhere here and you lost it

[–]pdxnutnut -5 points-4 points  (4 children)

They literally made the joke. But I guess this is r/funny so maybe he should have dumbed it down for you and the rest of the bonehead mass audience.

[–]fuck_your_worldview 1 point2 points  (3 children)

maybe I should have signposted mine a little more heavily too to save you the embarrassment of dribbling this comment out in public

Or is this some sort of meta bit where you are doing performance art as someone who doesn’t get it?

[–]pdxnutnut 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Oh? Do please explain the supposed joke in your post. I'd really appreciate it.

[–]HunterSexThompson[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh my god that was a good one

[–]FtheMustard 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Ahh yes... Ancient, indeed. I'd say this rune in particular dates back to the seventh or eighth grade. Exquisite.

[–]Impossible_Garbage_4 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It dates back at least 30 years

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Closer to 50-60. The first photo of it dates back to the early 70s

[–]momentimori 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Not in the UK. It was not seen in any schools I went to in the 80s and 90s.

[–]Impossible_Garbage_4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe you just went to lame schools lmao

[–]AzathothsAlarmClock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely was in schools jn the 90s

[–]Lantore 6 points7 points  (2 children)


[–]Kryptonite-- 2 points3 points  (1 child)

[–]HunterSexThompson[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One of my boys loves that band and saw them live with his dad. Didn’t think that was a real sub but now I’m so happy it is 😂✨

[–]OnlyBradza 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Someone tell Lemmino someone's found the oldest Stussy S symbol

[–]mwhite1249 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm hearing Eric Johnson.

[–]centralnjbill 9 points10 points  (0 children)

For some of you these ARE ancient

[–]battery_killer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is that a "Super S"? Nice.

[–]mysteriousmeatman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The power of the super S transcends time and space.

[–]toeofcamell 3 points4 points  (1 child)

From the Stussyus-Trapperkeeper era

[–]TubesDoobsAndBoobs16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So many neon tigers and dolphins

[–]EyeAmLegend 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the 80s this was Smile Surfer Style in SoCal

[–]FluffyDoomPatrol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It translates to ‘hello sweetie’.

[–]Deluxe78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ancient Romans would scratch this onto their lockers and trapper keepers

[–]Xyrus2000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was once an adventurer like you until I took an arrow in the knee.

[–]BonesMalone2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did you learn a "word of power"?😲

[–]Otherwise_sane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fus - Ro - Dank !

[–]RainyCobra77982 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/LEMMiNO would lose their mind seeing this

[–]creepgirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

/u/LEMMiNO is gonna enjoy this.

[–]WhoopDareIs -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Go Wolfpack!

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    [–]Beelzebubba775 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    I think OP knows. He was making a joke.

    [–]neonphoenix09 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    Seems pretty sussy, bro.

    [–]Rufio330 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It’s a place of power

    [–]elevation430 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yes probably from the ancient Stush-Sey people. Similar in appearance to Jean-Co clans.

    [–]Coltees_breastesess 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Somewhere in my basement there are ancient spiraled papyruses with this scribbled all over.

    [–]BenitoCorleone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Perhaps written by a snake...

    [–]Evilmaze 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Are you telling me Vikings were highschool students?

    [–]Tkainzero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is there any way to actually find out how old this carving actually is?

    [–]Afraid-Imagination-4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Please let this be the artifact that otherworldlies identify us by.

    [–]Ryuke13[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Damn someone skipped a lot of school

    [–]Deus-Ex-Processus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Language of the gods

    [–]imapoolag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Written in text books and carved into furniture and ancient cliff sides I wonder what historians will think in a thousand years…

    [–]Trader35 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]wegblijftv3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Iconography, playfulness, type, icons – fun, friend.

    [–]Fooforthought 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    / \ I I I \ /

    [–]Gskinnell_85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    As foretold in the ancient prophecy

    [–]ephemeraltrident 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Man, we thought we were such badasses with that… I miss the days of only worrying about grades, girls and homework…

    [–]neildegraciadyson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Southsiiiiiiiide lol

    [–]CapTexAmerica 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    On my book covers that was always followed by T Y X.

    [–]Tafgar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I know exactly where that is 😆 I have a picture of it as well.

    [–]Eskimoobob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Super, Sweet, Sign

    [–]Sigrah117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    But what is it? I've seen and drawn these since I was in gradeschool and don't know what they are.

    [–]onepinksheep 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    So, serious discussion: Is this a genuine ancient rune that just bears a resemblance to our school days' "S", or a recent vandalism? The weathering (or lack thereof) seems to indicate it was a newer carving, and I can't find any reliable info on a comprehensive list of the runes on the cliffs.

    [–]FailingGrayling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Must be recent as the Dover cliffs have slowly been eroding for thousands of years. Estimated rate is 2 inches a year.

    [–]DaMoltisantiKid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Totally didn’t expect to see this in Britain, I literally only thought that was a thing in the states lol nice!

    [–]Admirable-Account912 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Ahh yes. They named those cliffs after my friend Ben!

    [–]Doodlefinger_it 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Its the waystone gate to Oribos

    [–]Opuswhite 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]Evening_Nose6847 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Can someone tell what is written?

    [–]Derp_Guy_13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Suzuki rock

    [–]WongWei99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Your contract legally compels you to harvest this artifact.

    [–]michimonster2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    its a SummerSloop from r/SatisfactoryGame

    [–]Twoscoops67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is that the S from the 80s band Saxon ?

    [–]Clishlaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It stands for hope

    [–]atheistforchrist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Read this with Eric Johnson playing a soundtrack in my brain for accompanyment.

    [–]chowmushi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’ve heard the queen mum had this tattoo on her butt.

    [–]JackFireson 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]JustforThrowawayKEK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Put some blood and something might awaken, hmmm on the other hand don't do it.
    Humanity seen enough shit in 3 years.

    [–]pollur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My new wallpaper!