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The hashtag.....#...... many of us older folks grew up calling it a pound sign, but the original, and correct name for it is "Octothorpe", and to me, that sounds way cooler than either of the other two. What do you think? Can we start a new trend by using an old reference?
 

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Found online. As a music teacher, the confusion drives me crazy, but no one has ever referred to it as an octothorpe (a word spellcheck doesn't recognize either).
 

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When I was young, we used to ask, "Anyone wanna play X's and O's and Octothorpes?". Much easier on the tongue than 'Hashtags'.

Octothorpe:willingtosupportyourcause
 

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Before you end the hashtag stuff, do a google search for a classic internet marketing fail...#askneal.
 

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if you're going to end hashtags, i will fully support the idea as long as the very first thing you put a stop to is #metoo
 

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Since I am neither on f, nor on t, and we now officially live under metrical system in Canada, I now see only one use of the # sign : sharp notes. ;-)
 

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I always saw it as the number sign or the sharp sign--depending on the context
 

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This thread just proves guitar players are a bunch of stubborn old facks that resist change. :)
 
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The symbol might be called the octothorpe, but the symbol with the word after it is rightfully termed a hashtag. A hashtag isn't just the symbol by itself.

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