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Monday, April 18, 2011

Blog Challenge "O"

Today's word is pretty cool.  As a matter of fact, you probably use one of these almost every day!

O is for: Octothorpe


An octothorpe is one of these bad boys: #.  An octothorpe goes by many names, none really more correct than the next: pound sign, hash sign, hex, sharp, number sign, and even thud in some remote instances.  It's really just whatever you prefer to say.

However . . . 


Octothorpe is actually the least ambiguous of them all.  Pound, hash, hex, sharp, and thud are all homonyms.  Octothorpe is not, which makes it the clearest choice!  Aren't you glad you now know?  :)

8 comments:

GigglesandGuns said...

LOL How did I live without this knowledge?

M.J. Fifield said...

I am glad I now know! I hear knowing is half the battle.

nutschell said...

how informative! :D glad to have met you through the a-z
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

AmberLaShell said...

Okay, I learned something today, so now i should be able to go home... right?

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Nas said...

LOL, I had to read that 3 times before it penetrated my thick skull 8-).

But thank you for enlightening me on octothorpes.

baygirl32 said...

and here I was calling it a number sign tic tac board all these years

Managed Hosting said...

How have I gone my entire life without knowing this? This is much better then the innuendos the slang terms give. After all, don't you feel a bit dirty pressing the "pound" sign? I'll have to start using this more often.

Anonymous said...

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