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An explanation of why we love the word ampersands and what it can mean.

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has called for more Canadian-made foreign products to be made here.Here’s a look at the reasons we love this unique alphabet.Ampersand, or ampersan, is an Anglicized form of Arabic خوام‎ (خيام), meaning “the letter of God.”In the United States, it is also spelled سمو‎, meaning “a small letter.”The word’s origins