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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities—Keith Houston

Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities—Keith Houston

From the founder of ShadyCharacters.co.uk comes a book brimming with symbolic gestures and questions about their origins, including:

‘What does the hashtag have to do with ancient Romans and Isaac Newton?
How did a dash almost bring down the British establishment?
Why is the @ symbol called a strudel in Hebrew and rollmop herring in Czech?
How do you express sarcasm with a punctuation mark?’

 Explore the secret world of punctuation but be warned: you might never look at a tilde the same way again.

$25.00