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    Haiko, Strudel, abestweb.com
    "With a little imagination, I could see that a slice of strudel resembles the @ sign that separates user name from host in e-mail addresses."

    In Russia, for instance, it seems that the most common word for the @ is sobaka ( dog) or sobachka ( doggie) -- apparently because a computer game popular when e-mail was first introduced involved chasing an @-shaped dog on the screen.

    In Croatian, they call the sign "monkey," but they say the word in English.

    The French apparently flirted briefly with escargot. "Yes, it looks like a snail," noted one amused Korean. "But isn't it funny and ironic, since 'snail mail' is opposed to e-mail in English?"

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    I was always wondering why we call it "sobachka" in Russian...

    Great article, Adam! Thanks!!

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    Look, I don't mean to demean this little conversation but frankly, I think the @ sign looks like something you need to clean up with a pooper-scooper. That'd be the & sign I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Look, I don't mean to demean this little conversation but frankly, I think the @ sign looks like something you need to clean up with a pooper-scooper. That'd be the & sign I think.
    Ha-ha-ha!! Good imagination, Rhea!!

    Geno

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