[ExI] #Pound[was Lions etc

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 13:29:50 UTC 2010

2010/9/29  <ablainey at aol.com>:
> So a US keyboard doesn't have a £ sign then.  What do you have for Shift+3
> instead? ....wait is it a 'Greatest country in the world!!!!!' key? or
> perhaps a Mc'key? I notice I still have the almighty $ on my keyboard.
> I still don't get the # = pound? Its a hash, always has been, always will be
> and I had never heard any different until about 6 months ago. Or maybe I and
> possibly the whole of the UK has shifted m-verses again? What else is
> different? Is Lindsay Lohan still a bible bashing square? (Pah! you might
> have to go through a few parallel dimensions to find that version of her)

If we're going to be pedantic, it's an octothorpe [
http://www.octothorp.us/octothorp.html ]

Try replacing whatever word you currently use for that glyph with
Octothorpe and see how naturally it rolls off the tongue... then laugh
at the confused look from your audience.  :)

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