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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Eyecatchers-19 : ' A Baby named '@'

Beijing: A Chinese coupled tried to name their baby "@" , claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said.

The unusual name stands out especially in Chinese, which has no alphabet and instead uses tens of thousands of multi-stroke characters to represent words.

While the "@" symbol is familiar to Chinese e-mail users, they often use the English word 'at' to sound it out - which with a drawn out 'T' sounds something like 'ai ta', or 'love him', to Mandarin speakers - World Vignettes - Agencies

(Courtesy: The New Indian Express, Madurai, Aug.17, 2007)

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