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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I don't its name or its use. ;-(
    I've seen it used as a nose in a smiley:

    : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I don't its name or its use. ;-(
    I've seen it used as a nose in a smiley:

    : )
    So there you go. It is now a smiley nose. :wink:

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    It's a 'not'symbol, apparently, so it's a nose. ;)

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    it looks like to me "giyeok" in hangeul alphabet, which is letter of korean.
    the vertical part of the symbol should be a bit longer though.

    and here's the exact "giyeok" -----

    BTW how do you say "*" button on the phone?
    sometimes it's been annoying me after i forgot the name.

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    In British English we call * the star button and # is hash. I don't know if Americans have different words, but I'm sure someone will let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In British English we call * the star button and # is hash. I don't know if Americans have different words, but I'm sure someone will let us know.
    In North American English, # is called pound. The pound key or the pound button. It took me forever to figure that one out after a recorded message had said, "Now press the pound key". Huh? I ended up calling the operator and asking, "Excuse me, could you tell me what the pound key looks like, please?"

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    It doesn't look anything like a .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It doesn't look anything like a .
    That's because you've got it upside-down.

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    So it should be .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    So it should be .
    I usually say sharp button for #, which somehow has hardly caused confusion.
    Well, now I'm wondering how should I say for it. :( :wink:

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