The origins of ditto

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_678Is ditto falling out of use? We used to write ditto marks or the full word when we wanted to repeat something, but now it is so easy to copy and paste. Now invoices are produced from a computer database, ditto is less useful there.

Here is a post about the origin of the word ditto.

My Dad would often say “Ditto, ditto, Brother Smut” when he wanted to draw an argument to a close. I wonder where that one came from?

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