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Subject:Re: What do you call this From:Seth Greenberg <SETH -at- ELNICE -dot- NICE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 10 May 1995 14:22:50 GT-0200
> What do you call the circle a (@) that is commonly
> called the AT sign? I know there is a more precise
> name for it somewhere. Does anyone know it?
Here, in Israel, I have, on numerous occasions, heard
the @ referred to as the "strudel." For etymologists
who are not familiar with strudel, it's a sweet Austrian
dessert thats made by wrapping dough in a roll around
apples or other sweetened foodstuffs. The @ looks like
a cross section of a strudel.
Other than that, "at sign" is the only label I've ever
heard of for the @.
seth -at- marketing -dot- nice -dot- com