Before the e-mail revolution, few people were familiar with the @ symbol. Today, it is rather more ubiquitous, but speakers of different languages don’t always agree on what to call it. Swedes often use the English at sign, or just at, or a charming nickname such as cinnamon bun. The Swedish-language Wikipedia article about the cinnamon bun even begins with a disambiguation link: “This article is about the pastry. For the symbol with the same name, see @.” However, the Joint Group for Swedish Computer Terminology recommends the more traditional snabel-a, which translates literally as elephant’s trunk ‘a’. The advantage of this is that it makes things clear when spelling out an e-mail address, for example.