Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Jun 29 18:05:09 UTC 2000

Didn't anybody but me ever call it the "number sign" (as in #1, #5, #57,

Peter Mc.

--On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 1:45 PM -0500 GEORGE THOMPSON
<thompsng at ELMER4.BOBST.NYU.EDU> wrote:

> Around here, the # is called the "Pound key", which makes no sense to
> me, since I had to be trained not to look for the swung L with a
> stroke through the ascender -- in short, the symbol for English
> currency.  Personally, I have been calling it the tictactoe sign,
> being ignorant of an official name.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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