An ampersand is a scribal abbreviation for the word "and," derived from the Latin word "et" (which are also my initials).
Someone out there really likes the amperes and thinks ""it is often the most attractive character of them all"."
Strangely, they set up a blog as an attempt to give this humble ligature the respect it deserves. Skulls I get, rabbits I get, but ampersands?
Here lies the problem: while you start looking at all the collected & images, you begin to see her point and find yourself actually falling in love with it too. The piece entitled "An Ampersand Made of A Thousand Ampersands –Showing the Ampersand Some Love" is still a step too far.
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- By: CowbagOct 1, 2008