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posted on: 20 April 2008

The ampersand

filed under: @ 11:37:08 by 7colors

Via Veerle's blog:

The term ampersand, as Geoffrey Glaister writes in his “Glossary of the Book”, is a corruption of and (&) per se and, which literally means “(the character) & by itself (is the word) and”. The symbol & is derived from the ligature of ET or et, which is the Latin word for “and”.

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