Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.


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$3000 Lost in Recent Scam

The "Grandparent" Telephone Scam Continues – $3000 Lost in a Recent Case    

The 27th Letter of the Alphabet

Did you know there used to be a 27th letter in our alphabet?

Yep, it was the "&" symbol, now called the "ampersand". 

It's called the ampersand, because in the 1800's, when school children used to recite their alphabet, at the end, they would say, "X Y Z and per se and." Per se means "by itself". So what they were actually saying was "X Y Z and by itself, and". Well, you can try slurring "and per se and" a few times, and you'll understand how it came to be named "ampersand".

When did the & disappear from the alphabet? Nobody seems to know. 

Why stay where you're not wanted?

Will this be the time for immigration reform?

What Time Is It?

Do you find it difficult to remember what time it is in other states, or even harder yet, other countries? 

Of course, Arizona has it's own challenges, since it doesn't change with Daylight Savings Time like the vast majority of the rest of the country does. 

Well, here's a great resource for you - the World Clock. It'll tell you what time it is in that other location lickety-split.

There are all sorts of other fun things on this site, so it's worth poking around. (For example, does India celebrate Christmas? You can see it here when you look at Calendars > Holidays.)