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'&' was originally the 27th letter of the English alphabet. Until early 1800s, school children reciting their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the &. The students said, "And per se and." "Per se" means "By itself," so the students were essentially saying, "X, Y, Z, and by itself and."

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