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Lootifer wrote:No its still a hash sign. Something with a hash at the start is the hashtag (e.g. #shitthreads).
And it is definitely the sign for number (e.g. you're #1 translates to YOU'RE NUMBER ONE!). That I agree with.
I just dont get the pound bit. Sounds old fashioned and lame.
Lootifer wrote:I just dont get the pound bit. Sounds old fashioned and lame.
TA1LGUNN3R wrote:Since when has that become a "hashtag?" I always knew it as the pound sign, like when you're calling an automated call center and they ask you for a number followed by the pound sign.
In Commonwealth English, the symbol is usually called the hash and the corresponding telephone key is called the hash key. In American English, the symbol is usually called the pound sign (outside the US, this term often describes instead the British currency symbol "£") and the telephone key is called the pound key. In Canadian English, this key is most frequently called the pound key, in reference to telephone buttons, but in technology is always referred to as hash.
AndyDufresne wrote:RDS, we had a beautiful hijack going, and then you just have to come in and post some on topic content.
2dimes wrote:It used to be the Number key on the phone but because we hang out with Americans and copy them we changed it.
Lootifer wrote:2dimes wrote:It used to be the Number key on the phone but because we hang out with Americans and copy them we changed it.
F*CK CANADA; UP YOUR FUCKING GAME. JEEZ.