What is # called?
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- Comments: 17
- Added: February 2006
# is called an octothorpe
It's officially called an "octothorpe"
Kudos for being uber geeks.
it is really called an octothorpe
I call it a number sign or number key depending on where it is used. Octothorpe has never been widely adopted.
# is called as Hash
What about number as in We're #1!
I notice they say it all the time on Good Aftrnoon America...who started it? The only hash I know is what you smoke. This #, is either a number or pound sign...period.
Look at the results for British English- we call it 'hash'.
It is the pound sign or number sign. where did they get hash from?
Yes Robert Ramspott and all the other protesting Americans, you've got to love Twitter and their 'pound tags' haven't you?
There is nothing offical about the word octothorpe, number sign is more universally accepted
and hash browns!
In London it is known as hash
I have always called it a crosshatch. Pound makes NO sense!
It's called an Octothrope.