What Icon is This?

What is wrong with using words?

I know that international companies can save on printed material by making instructions and warnings in drawings and symbols only, to be language-independent.

But, at some point, the symbols become too cryptic or not detailed enough to communicate to the general public.

Here is what prompted that thought:

an indecipherable icon showing a hand with some bristles.

I have a guess as to what it might mean, but instructions and warnings should not have the user guessing as to their meanings.

Any idea what this means, other than “be sure to brush your teeth”?

Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the inscription or make known its interpretation to the king.

Daniel 5:8

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This little article thingy was written by Some Guy sometime around 10:14 pm and has been carefully placed in the Ponder category.

2 Responses to “What Icon is This?”

  1. Some Guy Says:

    It may help to know that this sticker was found on a kitchen utensil: an ice-cream scoop.

  2. Ricky Anderson Says:

    “If your razor is sparking, give it a high five because you have a magic beard of Awesome.”

    Ice cream? Really?

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