And speaking of ancient knowledge, anyone remember shorthand? That's
where I picked up the habit of adding a slash to the first few letters of
a word to represent the full word. It's quite familiar in using w/ in
place of "with".
this may be a "generational" thing. my sister (11 years older
than i, though we were educated in essentially the same way,
complete with caesar, cicero and virgil) used c with a macron
(latin "cum") for "with", but i've always used w/ as kristin does.
i plead guilty to being a "hallowe'en" speller.