Why do Spaniards use the ampersand? (Or do they?)

anonymous's picture

I saw an ampersand used in a Spanish logo today. Is this common? I can understand why English uses the ampersand - besides its elegance, it's brief and requires fewer strokes and less space to write than "and". But in Spanish, "y" is easier and faster to write.


Ramiro Espinoza's picture

We use the "&" for the same reasons the english speakers do (elegance and beauty). The ampersand is also named in our countrys "commercial y".


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