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    #11

    Re: # what is it in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'I call # a "hashtag" and only refer to it when talking about Twitter.' Whoa there! Some people get really upset about that (I don't ) as a hashtag is a tag that starts with a hash sign, e.g. #sheepFollowThis!

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    Yes, but when people say "#sheepFollowThis!", they say "Hashtag Sheep Follow This!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

    Re: # what is it in English?

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    Yes, but when people say "#sheepFollowThis!", they say "Hashtag Sheep Follow This!"
    That's right. That horse is out of the barn.

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    #13

    Re: # what is it in English?

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    That's right. That horse is out of the barn.
    I suppose this means something like 'That ship has already sailed' - so there's nothing to be done about the illogical usage. But the fact is that many people use it (and that some people get upset about it )

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    #14

    Re: # what is it in English?

    "Many people use it and some people get upset about it."
    Can you imagine how many words and phrases that applies to these days?
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    #15

    Re: # what is it in English?

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    Yes, but when people say "#sheepFollowThis!", they say "Hashtag Sheep Follow This!"
    sheeple shurely (Ed)

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    #16

    Re: # what is it in English?

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    I suppose this means something like 'That ship has already sailed' - so there's nothing to be done about the illogical usage. But the fact is that many people use it (and that some people get upset about it )

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    Yes, I believe the full expression has to do with the futility of closing the barn door after the horse has already gotten out.

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    #17

    Re: # what is it in English?

    In BrE, it's "Closing the barn door after the horse has bolted".
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