Fossile di chiocciola

Le origini della chiocciola (@) si perdono addirittura nel 14° secolo, pare. Oggi invece la usano tutti per mandare mail, curiosi i nomi utilizzati negli altri paesi (noi abbiamo seguito il modello francese).

  • In South Africa, it means “monkey’s tail”
  • In Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia it’s the “Crazy”
  • In the Czech Republic, it’s “pickled herring”
  • The Danish refer to it as “alpha-sign,” “elephant’s trunk,” or “pig’s tail.”
  • The French often refer to it as “little snail.”
  • In Greece, it’s “little duck.”
  • In Hungary, it’s called “maggot”
  • In Mandarin Chinese, it’s the “mouse sign.”
  • The Poles say “little cat” or “pig’s ear.”
  • Russians often refer to it as “little dog.”
  • There’s no official word for it in Thailand, but “wiggling worm-like character.”
  • The Turks lovingly describe it as “ear.”

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