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#323 - 03/16/00 09:32 AM "#"
dm58 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
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Loc: Tucson Arizona
I've heard it called "pound" and "sharp"...
What is the real name for "#"?



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#324 - 03/17/00 12:05 AM Re: "#"
doogiecook Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
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Loc: PA
A mini tic tac toe board!! =)


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#325 - 03/17/00 04:13 AM Re: "#"
mcarmen_ Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 2
It's called a 'hash'... the automated operators on the end of the line never fail to ask you to press the 'hash' (or 'pound' key).


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#326 - 03/17/00 09:21 AM Re: "#"
dm58 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 3
Loc: Tucson Arizona
Thank you! The reference to "hash" allowed me to check dictionary.com, and I found this:

Common names: number sign; pound; pound sign;
hash; sharp; crunch; hex; INTERCAL: mesh. Rare:
grid; crosshatch; octothorpe; flash; ITU-T: square,
pig-pen; tictactoe; scratchmark; thud; thump; splat.

I knew there were several unusual words for it.
I had heard the word "octothorpe", and couldn't quite recall it and it has been driving me crazy! Well, maybe now I can get some sleep!

Don


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#327 - 03/23/00 04:40 PM Re: "#"
MarkHJay Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6
Loc: Short Hills NJ
I believe that the proper name for this thing is "octothorpe".


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