Miriam
@ How do you call this sign in your language? Did you know that the Hebrew word for the at sign is derived from German? It's שטרודל (shtrúdel) which is derived from the German word Strudel (swirl). I used this word in a quiz today and was astonished to find out that all the students just call it "At-Zeichen" (at sign) in German. I learnt to call it Klammeraffe (spider monkey) while my boss calls it Affenschwanz (monkey's tail). Do you use any funny name for this sign in your language?
Apr 11, 2019 2:29 PM
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In the United States, the boring name for it is "the commercial at-sign." Sorry. 

However, in comic strips, it is one of the symbols that is used to show that a character is swearing, along with stars, exclamation points, and a few others. As in, "Oh, &@!!*꩜⭑!!"

April 11, 2019
We use "chiocciola" for it, which stands for "snail", even if in Italian a snail is more commonly called "lumaca".
April 11, 2019
Собака in Russian. 
April 11, 2019

In French, we say "arobase". 

April 14, 2019

Oh, I remember asking about the Ukrainian @ here on italki, and apparently they see it just as Italians: it's "равлик" (ravlyk) = snail :)

April 13, 2019
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