Symbols Used in English : FAQ

Here is a List of Frequently Asked Questions about Symbols used in English Language and our answers for them. English is spoken as a First Language by more than 300 million people throughout the world and used as a Second Language by many millions more. One in five of the world's population speaks English with a good level of competence and within the next few years the number of people speaking English as a Second Language will exceed the number of Native Speakers.

This could have a dramatic effect on the evolution of the language. In the process of being absorbed by new cultures, English develops to take account of local language needs, giving rise not just to new vocabulary but also to new forms of grammar and pronunciation.

At the same time, however, standardized Global English is spread by the media and the Internet.

The main regional standards of English are British, US and Canadian, Australian and New Zealand, South African, Indian and West Indian

. Within each of these regional varieties a number of highly differentiated local dialects may be found.

This site try to include many regionalisms encountered in different English-speaking areas of the world.

This Page contains Frequently Asked Questions about
Symbols used in English Language. To choose the question of your choice, simply browse the list of questions therein.

Is there a name for the Dot above the letters i and j?

Does the ¢ in the US Cent sign stand for Cent?

What are the correct terms for the forward and Backslash?

What is The Name of the # symbol?

What is the origin of The Sign @ and does it have a proper name?

What is the origin of the Dollar Sign ($)?

What is the origin of the Pound Sign (£)?

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