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Is it a pound or a hashtag?

by Anonymousreply 2805/04/2013

I always used it as the "pound" symbol. And then Twitter happened, and now it's called "hashtag."

by Anonymousreply 105/02/2013

I refuse to call it a hashtag because I am not a twit.

by Anonymousreply 205/02/2013

OP: Yes.

by Anonymousreply 305/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 405/02/2013

# = hash

#pluswords = hashtag

by Anonymousreply 505/02/2013

It's the pound sign, OP.

by Anonymousreply 605/02/2013

When your mom texts this to me it means come over now. I call it the hagtag sign.

by Anonymousreply 705/02/2013

No, it means "number".

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2013

calling it a hash predates Twitter

by Anonymousreply 905/03/2013

Kinda like chick peas and garbonzo beans.

by Anonymousreply 1005/03/2013

Hashtag is an awful word. Keep calling it pound.

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 1205/03/2013

[quote]Only Yankees, foreigners, and dumb asses call it a "hash tag."

And programers, who tend not to be dumb asses.

by Anonymousreply 1305/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1405/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1505/03/2013

Why hash?

by Anonymousreply 1605/03/2013

It's a hash.

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2013

These are the pound symbols;

£ or ₤

by Anonymousreply 1805/03/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1905/03/2013

So what do you call the symbol, r19, since you're obviously elderly?

by Anonymousreply 2005/03/2013

It's the tic-tac-toe board.

by Anonymousreply 2105/03/2013

Here, read this:

by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2013

Most of the world (including England) does not use English pounds but the metric system, so they do not know what a "pound sign" is. Only the USA would ever call it that.

by Anonymousreply 2305/04/2013

The word "hashtag" does not refer to the pound sign. It refers to the string after the pound sign. For example, in #guns the hashtag is "guns."

by Anonymousreply 2405/04/2013

So the # is called "number sign" in most of the world OP.

by Anonymousreply 2505/04/2013

R24, when people vocalize them they say "hashtag" to refer to the symbol. As in " type hashtag guns".

by Anonymousreply 2605/04/2013

Try new Shimmer.

Its a floor wax AND a desert topping.

by Anonymousreply 2705/04/2013

Why, it's the symbol denoting a sharp musical note, silly!

by Anonymousreply 2805/04/2013
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