This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.
It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."
The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.
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Bad English is the language of science.
-- Jan de Leeuw
JSS mailing list (February 2005) #Rstats
Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong
Things we will do:
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more
Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you
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Funkwhale creator unveils Retribute, a donation system for fediverse creators
Eliot Berriot, creator of Funkwhale, has unveiled a new concept for handling donations to artists from their patrons on the fediverse. https://wedistribute.org/2019/06/funkwhale-creator-unveils-retribute-a-donation-system-for-fediverse-creators/