What’s the collective noun for ampersands?
I think that an ampersand is an invitation to imagine what will come next. It’s a continuation of an idea, a conversation or a story. The ampersand is sometimes considered to be the 27th letter of the Latin alphabet, originating from the letters ‘et’, Latin for ‘and’, which have been combined to create a single glyph. It’s a character that there is wide affection for and it gives a glimpse of the personality of a typeface without the commitment of being a particular letter.
I asked you what the collective noun might be to describe them, here are some of your inventive suggestions…
“An olding of ands…” Vinita Nawathe
“Admittedly, not a noun but an attribute: ampersandy” Bruno Maag @bruno_maag
“A ligature” Stuart Bannerman @stuartromsey
“A collaboration of ampersands” Julia Woollams @juliaw79
“A Flourish” Caroline Roberts @Copyright_RGD