Making a hash of it

Some call it a ‘pound’, others use hash, for some it is sharp, for all it looks like a # and does not exist on some keyboards, yet on many telephones. The humble octothorpe whilst unassuming is often the cause of considerable confusion. What do you call yours?

Andrew Smith
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  1. "Hash" where I'm from, but I've also heard it called "hex" (SE Asia) and in many European languages it translates as "gate".


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