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I’ve come across a historical footnote on the English language and I thought everyone would get a kick out of it.
Up until about 2 hundred years ago, there was a 27th letter in the English language. This letter is still in common use today and I would bet that you have used it recently. But this letter is no longer considered a letter; it is now regarded either an abbreviation or punctuation. I’m talking about the (&) ampersand.