Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Ancient Roots of Punctuation

With probably more detail than you'd like to know, this interesting New Yorker article talks about the origins of the #hashtag, pilcrow (¶), & ampersand, among others

The Ancient Roots of Punctuation

The article is based on a new book by Keith Houston, 
Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks. Sounds like a book every legal writing teacher should read! 

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