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    the '@' of email addresses

    How do you say the symbol '@' of the email addresses?

    Thank you.

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    Re: the '@' of email addresses

    At.

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    Re: the '@' of email addresses

    @=AT
    /=SLASH
    _=UNDERSCORE
    -=DASH OR HYPHEN
    .=DOT
    Hope it helps you.
    If I'm wrong, please, let me know...

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    Re: the '@' of email addresses

    Quote Originally Posted by militroncho View Post
    /=(forward) SLASH

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    Re: the '@' of email addresses

    THX Banderas. / forward slash, \ backward slash. THX again.

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    Re: the '@' of email addresses

    Some web-based newspaper (Times Online?) held a contest* for suggestions of neologisms for this very thing. The winning entry was 'atpersand' - which I found rather feeble. The analogy is with "ampersand", the word for the symbol &.

    If they really wanted to use this analogy, I feel they should have done the job properly. "Ampersand" is an abbreviation of "And, per se ['of itself'], and". So the analogy should yield the new word 'atpersat'. But this isn't too catchy!

    I prefer 'at', and if necessary I spell out 'AT-sign'.

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    PS quite recently - last year, I think
    Last edited by BobK; 30-May-2008 at 16:31. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: the '@' of email addresses

    PPS - try this: Robert Fulford's column about the many names of @ and the link to another Fulford artricle mentioned there. "Atpersand" has even made it into the Urban Dictionary; in the words of Coleridge "Oh Christ - that ever this should be...'

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