Mysterious Hotel Sign: What Does 'SQRT' Really Mean?

Jaxon Wildwood

Updated Monday, July 1, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

During a stay at an unnamed hotel, a peculiar sign caught the attention of a guest. This sign, shaped like an arrow and painted a distinctive turquoise, is a conversation starter. Mounted on an earthy beige wall, the sign features the letters "SQRT" in a bold, white, stencil-like font. The image of this sign was shared on Reddit with the intriguing title: "Found this sign in my hotel, should I go in?"

The Reddit community had varied reactions to the sign. One user humorously suggested, "It’s either mathematicians or something k****," while another pondered the order of the letters, asking, "Why wouldn’t they order them alphabetically???" The curiosity didn't end there. Another user wondered about the psychological impact of entering the room, asking, "If you go in there with someone else would you start behaving irrationally?"

A particularly knowledgeable user provided historical context, referencing Roman history by explaining, "SPQR was on the Roman Eagles and meant Senatus Populus Que Romanus, which translates to 'By the Senate and People of Rome.' Senatus Que Populus TX**X* could also be a translation... which just means someone who made this did a really s****y translation to Latin."

Other comments were more light-hearted, with one user jokingly saying, "Don’t show Homelander that sign," and another chiming in with, "The only thing missing is you and I!" The playful banter continued with "I AM SO SQUIRT! I AM SO SQUIRT! S-Q-R-T! I mean S-Q-U-I-R-T."

The mathematical community joined the conversation as well, with comments like "All I see is the square root button on my calculator," and "If a 10 goes in, they'll come out a 3.1623."

The sign's cryptic nature has even led to some practical advice, such as "Bring your rain gear," and motivational messages like "Congratulations on finding the spot. Keep going. Almost there!"

In summary, the mysterious "SQRT" sign has sparked a blend of historical, mathematical, and whimsical interpretations. Whether it’s a nod to Roman history, a mathematical symbol, or simply an enigmatic hotel decoration, it has certainly captured the imagination of Reddit users.

So, should you go in? That's for you to decide, but one thing is for sure – this sign has left a lasting impression on everyone who sees it.

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Top Comments from Reddit


It’s either mathematicians or something k****


Senate que Romanus taciturnas


Why wouldn’t they order them alphabetically???


If you go in there with someone else would you start behaving irrationally?


What does it mean?


SPQR was on the roman Eagles and meant Senatus Populus Que Romanum. Which I believe means " (By) the Senate and people of Rome." Senatus Que Populus TX**X* could also be a translation... which just means someone who made this did a really s***ty translation to Latin. It could also be squirt... and then it's k****.


The only thing missing is you and I!


Don't show homelander that sign.


"I AM SO SQUIRT!" "I AM SO SQUIRT!" "S-Q-R-T!" "i mean S-Q-U-I-R-T"



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