"C" = 'is'?

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Mon Jun 28 15:04:53 UTC 2010

In USAToday today there is a photograph of a group of women holding up a sign in French in which a symbol that looks like a "C" (but with right angles instead of curves) clearly means 'est' (translated as "is" in the caption). What is the origin of this symbol? Is it used in any language except French? I know "c" as a shorthand symbol meaning 'with' (which is what it means in Russian as well).
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list