Russ McClay mcclay at TAOLODGE.COM.TW
Wed Apr 26 16:32:04 UTC 2000

"Bonikowski, Heather" wrote:

> On a completely different topic, does anyone know what @ (the e-mail symbol)
> is called in other languages, and a rough translation?
> So far--I'm collecting--I have
> Italian: chiocciola = snail
> Spanish: arroba = a unit of measure
> Dutch: apestaartje = ape tail
> French: arobase = ??does this mean anything else in French??

What I call the "at sign" (@) is called "hsiao lao shu"
(Wade-Giles romanization) here in Taiwan, meaning: little mouse.

Russ McClay
Taipei, Taiwan

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