A German ligature that originally stood for 'sz', but can be transliterated as 'ss'. It is never found in Swiss German. It looks like a B, but sounds like an S. Compare to the boring language known as English, which only has the ligatures Æ and Œ, which are rarely used.
Face it, English is a boring language, and the chance of a cool ligature like ß entering it are zero to one million.
Slow medium for connecting to the Internet, which some people STILL use because:
1. They can't afford broadband (understandable, unlike the following)
2. They don't know about other ways to connect
3. They've been brainwashed into thinking AOL is number one