sorry, but the correct spelling in Dutch is "apenstaart" or "apenstaartje".
You can also use it when dictating an email address.
The English "at" is also used in Dutch though.
<john_shippey@ho To: "Tadeusz Piotrowski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Corpora@Hd.Uib.No"
Sent by: cc:
owner-corpora@li Subject: Re: Corpora: the At sign
In Flemish/Dutch, it's called "apenstart" or "apenstartje" (literally:
"ape's tail", or "ape's little tail") when talking _about_ the symbol - but
when dictating a mail address one would say, for example, "mister dot
'at' wherever dot com".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tadeusz Piotrowski" <email@example.com>
To: "Corpora@Hd.Uib.No" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 5:12 PM
Subject: Corpora: the At sign
> Dear All
> I have a slightly unusual request: what do the speakers of various
> call the at sign (@), as in the email addresses?
> Germans and Poles call it monkey, Russians: little dog, etc etc.
> Thank you very much.
> Tadeusz Piotrowski
> English Department
> Opole University
> Oleska 48
> tel/fax +48-71-3165847
> mobile +48-607-159263
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