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    The "At" Sign or Symbols - What is best acceptable name here?

    I really did believe that the "AT" sign or symbol had an official name, but apparently in English, it still does not.

    See the article about this "@", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_sign


    I made use of its name but that name was not in English, but I believed it was. This came up in this here topic, creating some confusion: https://www.howardforums.com/showthr...8#post17170608


    Since according to the wikipedia article, no established name in English, I could accept and maybe remember the name for it, "@" which people here prefer to use. What do we call it? Hopefully not "ampersand", because the ampersand should be this: "&", right?

    I would prefer often to have a name for it, to avoid creating something in a webpage that looks like a hyperlink.


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    edit: just a quick test, @
    Either it looks like a hyperlink or it does not; I will not know until I see the published post.

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    Try this link from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_sign
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    I've always referred to it as an "at sign" but you're right that there isn't an official name for it. I wasn't aware that foreign words were sometimes used to name it. I'm going to start calling it a strudel like the article mentions. But then I'm going to have to come up with another name for this:

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    That Strudel looks so good.
    I will be Judged on how I helped the poor, sick & others in need; strangers & loved ones alike.

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    I could sink my teeth into this one.
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