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On the Origin of Species Punctuation

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Neatorama has a dandy of a post today on the roots of some of the punctuation marks that are in use by literally everyone today (well, not necessarily the Prince symbol, but one never knows how many Prince fans are still out there). I find the ampersand story especially interesting. This is a perfect example of how language can change to accommodate ease of use.

Check it out.

Written by benferguson

2007 Jul 9 at 07:41

Posted in punctuation

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  1. COOOOOOOOLLLLLL

    Alan Lin

    2011 Feb 22 at 14:54

  2. It’s a shame the sources aren’t properly cited. I can’t quote this or hold it as true just because it’s published.

    Lizzie

    2011 Mar 6 at 22:25


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