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CHAT of pillbugs and pilcrows (was: Greek letter names etc)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 18:42
On Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 05:38 AM, Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Saturday, March 6, 2004, at 09:04 AM, Ray Brown wrote:
> What's a pilcrow? > <imagining a crow that rolls itself up like a pillbug...>
A paragraph sign, thus: ¶ Unicode Hex: U+00B6 Unicode Dec: 182 UTF-8 Hex: 0xC2B6 UTF-16 Hex: 0x00B6 UTF-32 Hex: 0x000000B6 XHTML: &para; The origin of the word is unknown BTW I've also learnt a new word. Never heard of a 'pillbug' before; but I' ve looked in my dictionary & find it's one of those little critters I've called a 'wood-louse' (pl. wood-lice) all my life. IIRC the only land-living crustacean :) Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760


Adam Walker <carrajena@...>