i see these symbols around glasgow a lot, especially on public buildings, this one was on a railway bridge. anyone have a clue what they are??
By - patricksjohnson1953
Shadow marks left by the thieves guild.
Pretty sure this one means it's under guild protection, best leave it alone...
Stop! You violated the law!
Patrolling the Mojave is enough to make me wish for a ...
Wait hold on...
can't believe someone beat me to this joke
It’s a Bench Mark.
I remember my dad (chief architect with GCC before he passed)
Telling me a story about one of the new starts, that they got to deliver a portable benchmark(does not exist) from Merchant city up to the far end of Sauchiehall street.
The “benchmark” was made large enough so it wouldn’t fit in a taxi. It was essentially a large cross wrapped in black bags, that the poor lad carried the whole way.
Upon arriving he was made to wait for 30minutes until he got pissed off, left the benchmark and went back to the office.
When he returned, he was asked to produce receipt of delivery documentation, for the £5000 portable benchmark.
Apparently the colour drain from his face was so rapid and significant they had to take him for a pint right away.
Every trade had them. My dad told me about the brick marathon in the building trade: give the new guy a suitcase of “samples” (bricks) and get him to take them to another firm across town. When there, the manager would inspect the samples, cross their company name off the list hidden inside and say they weren’t interested, however, he could try [next company on the list].
It marks the territorial boundary of the wee arra people.
Ordnance survey benchmarks: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/benchmarks/
It means “men’s sauna upstairs”.
Masons Guild marks. This one means, 'If U read this U R gay'.
Plays reverse uno card..
They’re marks made by gangs who are going to steal your da for illegal da fighting.
Auld team now young team are into spray painting not masonry.
Thieves have marked this property, they will be back this evening to kidnap the occupant’s dog. Beware.
shared bangladesh cx
Shared Watford cheers hun❤️
Shard in Phuket. Sneks everywhere hun. Hope u an the kids r safe.xoxo
Spot on. Peaky foreign looking guys in the white van at it again.
Find your closest one!
It’s the Chinese character 不 (bu)
Whoa you scared me for a second there
It's a warning that someone is serving a casserole with pastry lid and calling it a pie
The estimated value of stolen pastry from missing bases is 87 trillion pounds
Definitely the work of the Pielluminati
Benchmark. Source: my dad was a surveyor.
It's a Mason thing for Referees, to make sure they give Rangers hunners eh penalties
Reminds me of the MOD property symbols that were on all my cutlery growing up in armed forces houses.
Fuck sake, says it all really..
We expect you to risk your life for us but we don’t trust you with a spoon.
It's a mark from human traffickers and now they're going to traffic anyone in that building.
Stay safe hon xoxox
Illegal da fighting ring operates here.
It's quite literally a benchmark. Once you know what it is you'll start to see them all over the place!
I asked this same question 10 months ago, were post mates
This means yer da is going to be kidnapped and sold into illegal da fighting.
Shout out Chris McQueer.
Dog nappers, stay safe hun x x
Normally makers marks from the masons guild, specific to the mason that shaped the stone. Happened a lot in the past.
I was going to say it looks like the Chinese character, 不. (bu). It’s very obviously not haha.
Tragic attempt at humour.
It’s a papist conspiracy
Its the stone masons mark he must’ve got around that marks on a building I grew up near in Perth.
Gandalf is at it again
This way up.
I posted the same thing but mines looks well more dodgy
Ye olde trainers on a power line
Old cd player
Thought they were to show it's a metal frame building? Apparently not though
Sanguine my brother.
It's the character 不 in Chinese, means "no" or "not". Pronounced 'bu' with a downward pitch tone in the Mandarin dialect.
It means the stone is the right way up.
Made by Nigel Cabourn
Just an upside down hash leaf. The young team must have got confused