I always used it as the "pound" symbol. And then Twitter happened, and now it's called "hashtag."
I refuse to call it a hashtag because I am not a twit.
# = hash
#pluswords = hashtag
It's the pound sign, OP.
When your mom texts this to me it means come over now. I call it the hagtag sign.
No, it means "number".
calling it a hash predates Twitter
Kinda like chick peas and garbonzo beans.
Hashtag is an awful word. Keep calling it pound.
Ma Bell called # the pound sign since before I was born, and I shall continue doing the same.
Only Yankees, foreigners, and dumb asses call it a "hash tag."
[quote]Only Yankees, foreigners, and dumb asses call it a "hash tag."
And programers, who tend not to be dumb asses.
It was originally derived from an abbreviation for pound as in the unit of weight, ℔. Obviously it's not called the "pound sign" in the UK, where it's always been the "hash." I'm glad "hash" is starting to happen in North American English as well.
Whenever I call a business that forces me to navigate through one of their menus, the robot ladies always refer to it as a pound sign.
It's a hash.
These are the pound symbols;
£ or ₤
[quote]Ma Bell called # the pound sign since before I was born, and I shall continue doing the same.
When I was born (& for about 15 years thereafter), telephones only had rotary dials.
So what do you call the symbol, r19, since you're obviously elderly?