Re: where it's @

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From: Joachim Feise (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 15:58:26 PST

@, Klammeraffe (literal translation: clinging monkey), German

A nice history of the @ sign (and names and meanings in other languages)
is in an article in the German newspaper Zeit from 1997 (of course, in German):


v - Mark Kuharich wrote:
> A friend is compiling a list of the NAME of the '@' symbol in as many
> languages as possible, WITH ITS MEANING. If someone knows of a URL with this
> information it would be easier; if
> not, he could use your help.
> Here's what he has so far:
> @, at (preposition indicating location or position), English;
> @, arroba (a symbol for a unit of weight, specially for weighing cattle=15
> kilograms), Brazilian Portuguese;
> @, kukak (little worm), Hungarian;
> Mark Kuharich
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