HOW is that dorky? I mean, after seeing it, I did try for a short while to determine if there was a word for @ ... Here's an analogy to explain
*blank* : @ :: ampersand : &
But I hardly think my own anal-retentiveness is justification for contemplating @ to be dorky.
Now THESE (a couple of my favorites) are dorky!
(I used to know 75 places of pi, and e was my favorite number.)