Thursday, 12 December 2019
Everyday Phrases That Come from Printing - ditto.
"Ditto" come from Latin, and means "as has been said before". The "ditto symbol" (") means "the same" and for instance in lists is written immediately under a word or phrase that you are repeating so you do not have to write it out again.
The word "ditto" is commonly used as a way of saying "me too", or "I agree". But the word gained steam in the early 20th century with a duplicating machine produced by DITTO, Inc. The company's logo? A single set of quotation marks, which we use to mean "ditto".
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