Poll: Did you know the & symbol was called Ampersand?
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View poll results: Did you know the & symbol was called Ampersand?
Yes
73 63%
No
43 37%
Voters: 116.
#1
In all my 20 years, I had never known this nor have I actually questioned what it was called - I just called it the "And" symbol. Be honest, how many of you guys knew?

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#2
Totally knew that. My buddy was going to name his bong ampersand.
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#5
Yes, unfortunately I did know that, I'm a fountain of useless knowledge I'm afraid
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
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#6
Knew it.

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Yes, unfortunately I did know that, I'm a fountain of useless knowledge I'm afraid


+1 man, I'm in the same situation.

Today in class I explained what an alpaca was and how it was different from a llama. I also had to explain scientology, the viewpoints of Ron Paul, and the Flying Sphagetti Monster.

Someone told me, "Wow, you know a lot about random stuff."

To which I replied, "Yeah, it sucks."
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

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-Jimi Hendrix-

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#7
Ampersand is like that guy that everyone knows, but don't really hang out with nor remember what he looks like.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#8
I remember the first time I learned this. I was like ... eh?
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Especially faggot since homos aren't real people and all.

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#9
Oh...okay - it seems as though everyone knew but me...(is this because of Family Guy?)
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#10
Quote by Xiaoxi
Ampersand is like that guy that everyone knows, but don't really hang out with nor remember what he looks like.

Win.
#11
That 70's Show, anyone?
"OK, what's the phone number?"
"3...4...2...7...8...ampersand."
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#12
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Oh...okay - it seems as though everyone knew but me...(is this because of Family Guy?)

no, I think the simpsons did it first
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I don't think any words should be censored.

Especially faggot since homos aren't real people and all.

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Man City wont win anything and finish below Arsenal.

city: 3rd + FA cup winners.
arsenal: 4th
#13
XYZ and Ampersand all wished for a piece in hand. (From the song A is an Apple Pie)

Yeah I knew because of that song.
#14
calling "&" by anything other than "and" is like giving your **** a nickname. Sure, you feel special for awhile, and maybe some other people will join in, but in the end, it doesnt really get you ahead in life unless its an epic name.
#15
Quote by freedoms_stain
I knew.

It was in Family Guy.

The one where Brian is a teacher.



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calling "&" by anything other than "and" is like giving your **** a nickname. Sure, you feel special for awhile, and maybe some other people will join in, but in the end, it doesnt really get you ahead in life unless its an epic name.



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#17
I new that.. but i read you title as "The and is called sandman"
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#18
Quote by wtf290
That 70's Show, anyone?
"OK, what's the phone number?"
"3...4...2...7...8...ampersand."


and yeah I only learnt it from family guy too because I never used to use it. ever!
#19
I never knew but it will forever be known as the and sign.
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#21
I love how 'Ampersand' has the word 'and' in it


I knew this btw, but I never use it. I know too much useless shit, I had to be the one to inform all my friends about LHC and the inevitable likeliness of a zombie apocalypse
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#23
Well, it seems like I have had very poor English education. Boy, those £30/hour English Tuition lessons I had never really paid off
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#24
Yes, and I was a little surprised when I found out that most of my English class last year didn't know that ... was called ellipsis.
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#26
Quote by Mudmen190
~ Thats called a tilde.


Now that, I knew

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Yes, and I was a little surprised when I found out that most of my English class last year didn't know that ... was called ellipsis.


This, I didn't
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#28
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now i get that post in the "i have a stalker" thread

Hell yeah, motherfucker.
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maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
#29
i've known about it for about over a year. i forgot the name from time to time.
#30
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i've known about it for about over a year. i forgot the name from time to time.

Off topic, but your avatar makes me lol rigorously everytime I see it.
Quote by duncang
maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
#31
I'm a treasure trove of the most arcane facts but I actually did not know it was called Ampersand, which sounds like a sh*tty town in Pennsylvania.
#33
Quote by Harmonius
Now that, I knew


Okay, now that is bullshit. How could you not know what & means, but know what ~ means? I already know the ampersand, but I didn't know ~ was a tilde.

INTOLERANCE IS IGNORANCE


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#34
I learned about it only a couple years back.

There's this kid in high school we used to call Lampersam. Though that had to do with his last name, so it's totally unrelated.
#35
I knew it, learned it in some class last year or two years ago randomly, but I hate using it. It reminds me of a cheesy teen who writes all her parentheses like retarded C's and has to sign everything with hearts and has to dot her I's and exclamation points with hearts. Annoys me just as much as writing, "Guys we need milk+eggs."

EDIT:
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Off topic, but your avatar makes me lol rigorously everytime I see it.


OMG, me too!
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