The Ampersand

Among blogs with very specific subjects, this is one of the most focused. It’s a blog dedicated to the ampersand, the typographical character for “and”.
I like the ampersand. I think it is often the most attractive punctuation mark of them all. This blog is an attempt to give this humble character the respect it deserves. If you would like to submit some ampersand-related content, please let me know.

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ampersand is not a punctuation mark. it's a character that stands for a word. it is actually formed from the letters E and T, as "et" is the Latin word for "and." Back when printing presses began to dominate bookmaking, much of the books were written in Latin - the lingua franca of the era - so they could be distributed and sold in several countries.
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& I've always liked the &mpersand too!

One thing that most people don't know is that using a keyboard-typed ampersand character in a blog post or comment can sometimes hose things up (or so I've been told by my blogging mentor. The proper way to insert an ampersand is with the html code for it, which is &

Not that I'm a coding wizard or anything, but...
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