The Comma Queen Explains the Origins of the Ampersand Symbol

In the latest episode of her grammar series, the very informative Mary Norris aka “The Comma Queen” explained the origins of the ampersand (&), defended its use and even demonstrated how to draw the symbol.

If you have trouble making it in cursive handwriting, what I always do is
I just make a treble clef mark and that is approximately the same look as an ampersand.