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I'll use it from time to time as it was intended, but only in casual speech--never formal.
I know it represents the latin 'et', meaning 'and'. Who doesn't? It arose as a form of shorthand that stuck in common usage.
I can understand why it was removed from the English alphabet and have no quarrels over it's demotion.
Question: What are your thoughts on the ampersand as a letter of the alphabet?
Her Grace will have a soft spot for the ampersand but will not lend it any additional airs or graces.