Did You Know – Letters, Numbers and Such

By | Oct 9, 2011

The symbol # commonly called the Number Sign is called an octothorpe. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

The ampersand (&) is actually a stylized version of the Latin word “et,” meaning and.

The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one endpoint is P.

The letters H I O X in the Latin alphabet look the same if you turn them upside down or see them from behind.

On a telephone dial there are no letters associated with the 1 and 0 and the letters Q and Z are not there.

The first number when written out that contains an ‘A’ is One Thousand.


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