Neural Flatus: Pilcrow

“Paragraphetzel” by Windell Oskay on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

I was sitting on the toilet, playing sudoku to escape the kids, when I remembered the word “pilcrow”. Most of us probably recognize it even if we don’t know or remember the name. It’s the typographic symbol for a paragraph and has taken a number of fun forms over the centuries (where it originated as a marking to separate thoughts, before folks visually separated them into modern paragraphs).