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?
2019년 4월 11일 오후 2:29
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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, &@!!*꩜⭑!!"

2019년 4월 11일
We use "chiocciola" for it, which stands for "snail", even if in Italian a snail is more commonly called "lumaca".
2019년 4월 11일
Собака in Russian. 
2019년 4월 11일
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Miriam
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), French, German
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)