Natural History of the @ Sign

“Although the change from at meaning ‘for a given amount per’ to at meaning ‘in a specified (electronic) location’ comes fairly naturally to English speake

“Although the change from at meaning ‘for a given amount per’ to at meaning ‘in a specified (electronic) location’ comes fairly naturally to English speakers, it does not for native speakers of other languages, for whom neither ‘at’ nor @ meant anything until e-mail came around.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE