Wednesday 29 June 2011


I can't fit this on the blog. So I thoroughly recommend that you simply click this link, which will take you to a short, simple, silent animation that shows how our alphabet developed from Ancient Phoenecian. It's exorbitantly fascinating.

Meanwhile, have a look at the symbol &. Let's have that big:


Do you see how there's almost a capital E on the left?

Do you see how there's a cross on the right, almost like a simple t or +?

That's because & was originally a just a joined up way of writing et, the Latin for and.

Basically the same as ours.

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