Foundations for Future Conjunctions

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Post  John on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:04 am

&, "and," ^, these notations indicate the joining of two or more propositions, statements, terms, or sentences in an aggregate fashion. The first symbol, the ampersand, was invented by Marcus Tullius Tiro around 63 B.C. during his employment as amanuensis to Cicero, the greatest Roman orator of the Classical Latin Age. Tiro was so successful in his dictation and his subsequent development of alternative shorthand systems, that his methods were taught in Roman schools for centuries, and his notes were used to record Senate speeches and business transactions across Europe. Interestingly enough, by the end of the 1880s school books had so frequently placed the ampersand at the end of the alphabet that it took on the connotation of meaning 'posterior,' or 'hind quarters.' Moreover, following the recitation of the alphabet through X,Y,Z, students would allegedly continue, "and per se and," which may be the origin of the term.

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Post  Tim on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:35 am

Interesting. So really it just means the conjunction of something to the word 'and' -- being used in meta-language, not mentioned in the object-language, of course, like the letters in the alphabet.

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