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The Story Behind The "S" That We Drew On Everything In School

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No one is sure how long this cool "S" has been around for, but we can all agree that we saw this stylized "S" everywhere in the late '90s and early 2000s. But what exactly was it and where did it come from?

It wasn't rocket science, but everyone who could draw the fancy-looking letter somehow had a little more prestige than those who couldn't. Why this was, I don't know. It was literally the simplest, and most addictive, thing to draw. These 14 lines of awesomeness were even better if you had that letter in your name.

If you didn't know how to make that masterpiece of a pointy "S," someone would slip you paper that looked something like this:

Once you got the hang of it, your notebooks, textbooks, and the back of your test sheets were filled with this stylized "S". Some schools had bathroom stalls dedicated for the famous doodle.

But what the heck was it called and where did it come from?

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