Unknown symbol

It came as a surprise to me to find out that the symbol I have been using all my student life is for some reason totally unknown outside of, probably, Slovakia.

We used “-||-” as symbol meaning “same as before”. It was something we used when you had to repeat the same sentence or a block of information. Very useful for someone as lazy as me.

-||-

0 results

When talking to a foreign friend of mine and realizing that she does not know what it means I tried to google it. And to my big surprise, this happend:

 

zero results search

Interesting.

The only logical explanation is that google ignores these characters as, I don’t know, meta characters. Or it really is such an obscure symbol that no one ever wrote about it. If that’s the case, this article should soon show up in the results.

We will see.

 

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