10.26 the polyglot @

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 15 May 1996 21:31:03 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 26.
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[1] From: viden@trubaduren.hum.gu.se (5)
Subject: Re: 10.19 @ = Affenschwanz, Klammeraffe, a commercial,
arroba, Strudel, apestaartje, slingeraap, arobace --

In Swedish, @ is called "snabel-a" (a with a trunk) or "kanelbulle"
(cinnamon bun, from its similarity in shape), or, more soberly, "at" (i. e.
the English word).