That is interesting and I had know idea.
Well said! Thank you for that. It was a good read
Wait, I said know and not no. I have made a mistake!
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Such a good explanation, thank you for sharing!
Thanks. I've had good teachers.
Wow holy shit I was close but I did mess it up whit and red for blood letting and blue for dental
I'd also like to second with how badass it is a woman asked this.
I can't see how asking this question is "badass" haha!! It was just from my observation at this coffee shop, I saw a lot of barber poles at the building next block. And I thought.. Why must they have those rotating poles? And why are they all the same? Do they mean something apart from just 'the place where you cut your hair'?
Its more like why the twirling pole in red, white and sometimes blue stripes become the barber symbol.Other users have given great answers though. Just thought I should explain the question 😊
I preferred to give a deep answer instead of a great one only.That rotating pole is a 'local' habit. Many parts of the world don't know of it, or don't use it.This leads me to the conclusion that it's just a symbol here or there to point at your trade.
Hahaha!! I mean what does the pole signify or the meaning behind it.
I knew what you meant. Several people beat me to the explanation that barbers also practiced surgery. The blue is the blood in veins, the red is blood in arteries and white is bandages. I figured if I couldn't be the first to answer at least I could get a cheap laugh.
@LindsayRB91rds Upvote from me for making my night with that answer 🤣🤣🤣
Where are you from?
The story behind it is quiet gruesome. I'll select good answers posted by other users when g@g allows me to pick MHO. In the meantime, you can scroll through and read the responses.
I read a few. It’s interesting.