Due to a Latin spelling convention, the character “&” became known as the ampersand. When spelling things in Latin, singular characters that stand alone as words must be used with the phrase “per se”. So, “&” (a singular character for the word “et”) would be “et per se, et”. This carried over to English as “and per se, and”. The practice faded with time, except for “&” which, over the years, morphed into one word — “ampersand” — by which the character would be known forever.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here