The @ symbol has been around for ages in commerce, but has gained a new lease of life since email became popular. In English it means “at”, but in other languages it doesn’t, and is called a variety of things, such as in Danish: snabel, meaning elephant’s trunk. Find out more here. (Thanks Justine)
In Romanian, it’s called “a comercial” (commercial “a”) and “coadÄƒ de maimuÅ£Äƒ” (monkey’s tail). The English word “at” is also commonly used, since most people with Internet access and e-mail addresses know at least some bits and pieces of English.
Romania has as many monkeys in the wildlife as Denmark has elephants. 😉