I love using ampersands (“&”)
Given the right font face they’re more elegant than “and”.
The term ampersand, as Geoffrey Glaister writes in his "Glossary of the Book," is a corruption of and (&) per se and, which literally means "(the character) & by itself (is the word) and." The symbol & is derived from the ligature of ET or et, which is the Latin word for "and."
[From Adobe’s type topics.]
If you’re one of those Twitter users, it’s 1 character instead of 3…