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What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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That small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself.

The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years.


I had no idea. Nonetheless, a piece of history worth remembering. Once in a while I come across stuff like this and it peaks my interest. It's not mind blowing stuff, and it won't change the world. But someone here might appreciate the info.

www.dictionary.com...




posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: ADSE255

Nice! I didn't know that either.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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The ampersand is not alone!

More Letters Removed



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: ADSE255
Very cool! I didn't know this.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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Could you post a summary? I don't use Dictionary.com anymore because of politics (don't want to derail the thread but I'll just say for those who would want to know that it's owned by big time Clinton donors and Chelsea is on the board).



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: TheLotLizard



Thorn, which was pronounced exactly like the "th" in its name



So "Ye" Olde should be pronounced "Thee" Olde?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: 11andrew34

Thanks. I did not know, wow. Just great... lol. Time to find a new dictionary resource.

That's about the most I can post from that link without infringing on the TNC? Sorry



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: TheLotLizard

In a lot from ways im glad they left those out.

It's all Greek to me.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?


Zeppo.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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Thx, im glad you guys liked it, one of those cool bits of info you come across when you're not really looking for it.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: audubon

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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Yosemite Sam?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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Damn! I was going to say Moses!



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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I remember as a kid that L&M got kicked out for smoking.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:28 PM
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Ok gotcha.

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:42 PM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: Blue Shift

Don't you mean EM & EM. Or did I miss something.

L and M cigarettes Ligget and Meyers?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Ah. Of course. I haven't smoked in years and never those.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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some of those I learned as part of the international phonetic alphabet (which, in my opinion, everyone should learn). it is the most helpful way to understand the complexities of most languages.
great thread!



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem My Grampa smokes on the porch and it smells bad, like when someone hit a skunk on our street



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Not sure if that was a reply to yourself or me or ... whispers... Them!

hehe



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