In my previous post on punctuation, I left out perhaps one of the most interesting, creative, and perhaps most relevant to the internet, symbols: the @ symbol!
When you ask people for their email address, they’ll often answer you with:
At first this completely threw me off–until I thought it out and realized how adorable it is. Yes, indeed, the @ symbol is referred to as 小老鼠 (xiǎolǎoshǔ), or little mouse, in Chinese.
And, really, when you think about it, doesn’t it kind of look like one?