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This is a link post Origin of Ampersand
Found it mildly interesting so thought I would share with the class.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 17:35, Reply)
This is a normal post My local train station was called Ampersand for a time
During the war, the lads were told to paint out the place names on stations. So they did, but left the &, as it wasn't a place name. The passengers would ask for a ticket in London to Ampersand, and everyone knew where it was. So much for confusing German spies. Trufax.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 17:56, Reply)
This is a normal post Now that is properly interesting

(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 17:59, Reply)
This is a normal post Thank you
Piccy of it happening here: https://oxheyvillage.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/ampersand-station/
(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 19:17, Reply)
This is a normal post Brilliant!

(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 19:31, Reply)
This is a normal post Posting a "mildly interesting link"
Whoo, thanks. You are spoiling us. No, really. Thanks
(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 17:57, Reply)
This is a normal post More than mildly interesting.

(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 18:48, Reply)
This is a normal post BAMPERSAND

(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 19:16, Reply)
This is a normal post
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1476265
(, Mon 5 Mar 2018, 22:13, Reply)
This is a normal post the letter "thorn" is also an interesting one
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorn_(letter)

when you see "Ye Olde Shoppe" you can knowledgeably pronounce the "Ye" as "The", then bore the shit out of those around you.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2018, 10:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Quite right, it should be prononced The Oldy Shoppy

(, Tue 6 Mar 2018, 11:03, Reply)
This is a normal post you're a prononce :)

(, Tue 6 Mar 2018, 12:23, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh arse...

(, Tue 6 Mar 2018, 12:41, Reply)