April 27

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What the h#!! is the O with the line going through it?

What is the O with the line through it? What planet is thar from? askes Jerry Seinfeld in “Im Telling You For The Last Time”.

His answer is way much funnier than the real explanation.

The Ø was invented by the romans and is used in different languages all over Europe. As you can see it also in my name.

It was first introduced in the danish written language in the 1100’s where we started using the latin letters.

Now a days it’s usually used as OE and gives a sound like the French EU. My name i usually just pronounced with a single O though.

/Søren


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