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    hash mark

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    I hope the above sign is not garbled: two vertical lines over two horizontal lines, similar to the 'SHARP' in music.
    Is it called a 'hash mark' or 'hash sign' in the UK?
    Thank you.

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    Re: hash mark

    According to Wikipedia, hash / hash mark / hash sign.


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    Re: hash mark

    Thank you very much, Casiopea.

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    Re: hash mark

    Or just 'hash'- on phones they say 'press hash' or 'press the hash key'.

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    Re: hash mark

    It's called "diese" -the sharp sign in music-in my language. So does it mean that there are two # symbols in English? One is called hash and the other one is sharp ?


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    "diese" Is it also used for the computer or cellphone sign too? We do here in Japan. We call both of them 'SHARP'. The actual signs seem different. The sign on the computer or cellphone - the vertical lines are somewhat slanted. The music sign - the horizontal lines are somewhat slanted, while the vertical lines are straight.

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    Re: hash mark

    Quote Originally Posted by light
    It's called "diese" -the sharp sign in music-in my language. So does it mean that there are two # symbols in English? One is called hash and the other one is sharp ?
    It's actually worse than that:
    For music it's sharp
    The phone key if hash in the UK and pound in the US.

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    I guess that's why there are half a million words in English...

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    Or more...

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    I just didn't wanna scare the newbeginners:)

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