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  # 2263236 24-Jun-2019 09:49
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MurrayM:

 

MrSooty:

 

People that use the term "hashtag" in a sentence. 

 

 

I saw a survey a while ago that asked "How do you pronounce the # character?" and it gave multi-choice answers:

 

     

  1. Hash
  2. Pound
  3. Splat
  4. Number
  5. Hashtag

 

The most voted for answer was hashtag! 😲

 

 

When I started in the telco practice we called it the pound key (US-based). When I moved to New Zealand of course I changed to calling it hash. Both (and "number") are valid names.

 

"To talk to support press 2 followed by the hash key" or "To talk to support press 2 followed by the pound key".

 

Hashtag? Yeah, people that got their first education from the smartphone on their hands.





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  # 2263255 24-Jun-2019 10:59
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freitasm:

 

MurrayM:

 

MrSooty:

 

People that use the term "hashtag" in a sentence. 

 

 

I saw a survey a while ago that asked "How do you pronounce the # character?" and it gave multi-choice answers:

 

     

  1. Hash
  2. Pound
  3. Splat
  4. Number
  5. Hashtag

 

The most voted for answer was hashtag! 😲

 

 

When I started in the telco practice we called it the pound key (US-based). When I moved to New Zealand of course I changed to calling it hash. Both (and "number") are valid names.

 

"To talk to support press 2 followed by the hash key" or "To talk to support press 2 followed by the pound key".

 

Hashtag? Yeah, people that got their first education from the smartphone on their hands.

 

 

 

 

When I grew up, hash was something that came from Lebanon or Afghanistan in small brown blocks...! The idea of a phone key that (presumably) arranged automatic delivery seems good...






 
 
 
 


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  # 2263272 24-Jun-2019 11:17
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Geektastic:

 

When I grew up, hash was something that came from Lebanon or Afghanistan in small brown blocks...! The idea of a phone key that (presumably) arranged automatic delivery seems good...

 

 

When you grew up did phones even have dials tho?





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  # 2263277 24-Jun-2019 11:23
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richms:

 

Geektastic:

 

When I grew up, hash was something that came from Lebanon or Afghanistan in small brown blocks...! The idea of a phone key that (presumably) arranged automatic delivery seems good...

 

 

When you grew up did phones even have dials tho?

 

 

What's this "growing up" thing you speak of?  Sounds highly overrated.





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  # 2263305 24-Jun-2019 12:07
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MurrayM:

 

MrSooty:

 

People that use the term "hashtag" in a sentence. 

 

 

I saw a survey a while ago that asked "How do you pronounce the # character?" and it gave multi-choice answers:

 

     

  1. Hash
  2. Pound
  3. Splat
  4. Number
  5. Hashtag

 

The most voted for answer was hashtag! 😲

 

 

Surveys like this that omit Octothorp Octothorpe. 





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  # 2263403 24-Jun-2019 13:44
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People who spell "octothorpe" without the "e". 😬


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  # 2263435 24-Jun-2019 14:37
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There's just too much to quote from the time I posted to tag to all involved so I'll chime back in again anyway and say the only hash I remember growing up was the kind, those hippie folk with garden assortments in their hair, used to smoke. Hey Does anyone watch Shorthand street here? The profound childish way that angel charterer speaks just about turns my gills green, hashtag this, Instagram that and who could forget the "my life" Facebook rip off references? (thinking about it..my life isn't real is it? please tell it's not so)..oh dear, it's cringe worthy to say the least, ow look I have another one!.. what's a another little thing that annoys me? Angel off shorthand street. There we go.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2263526 24-Jun-2019 16:06
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DonH:

 

People who spell "octothorpe" without the "e". 😬

 



Turns out I didn't even what that was until a google search, turns out completely relevant to the current discussion.



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  # 2263536 24-Jun-2019 16:32
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One of the Food Bag recipes this week calls for "2 Tbsp cup milk". Rather than guessing at what it means, I figured that it would be easiest to check the online version in the hope that it's been corrected. Alas, they haven't bothered to put this week's recipes on there.

 

Edit: Five captcha requests to submit a question on the MFB website?!


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  # 2263551 24-Jun-2019 17:27
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DonH:

 

People who spell "octothorpe" without the "e". 😬

 

 

 

 

People who spell it like that might really annoy you but they’re not wrong:

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octothorpe

 

 


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That the latest update to outlook on android has removed the option of deleting an email from the notification bar.

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  # 2263651 24-Jun-2019 22:00
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DonH:

 

People who spell "octothorpe" without the "e". 😬

 

 

 

 

To the best of my knowledge, I have yet to have a need to spell it at all in 50+ years - but should that need arise, I will endeavour to include the e.






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  # 2263652 24-Jun-2019 22:01
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Behodar:

 

One of the Food Bag recipes this week calls for "2 Tbsp cup milk". Rather than guessing at what it means, I figured that it would be easiest to check the online version in the hope that it's been corrected. Alas, they haven't bothered to put this week's recipes on there.

 

Edit: Five captcha requests to submit a question on the MFB website?!

 

 

 

 

It's a food website - perhaps they are trying to make sure they don't get real Spam...!






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  # 2263653 24-Jun-2019 22:03
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richms:

 

Geektastic:

 

When I grew up, hash was something that came from Lebanon or Afghanistan in small brown blocks...! The idea of a phone key that (presumably) arranged automatic delivery seems good...

 

 

When you grew up did phones even have dials tho?

 

 

 

 

Yes, indeed they did. My grandfather did still answer his Bakelite phone with the words "Bournemouth 27640" however.






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  # 2264279 25-Jun-2019 16:21
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Behodar:

 

One of the Food Bag recipes this week calls for "2 Tbsp cup milk". Rather than guessing at what it means, I figured that it would be easiest to check the online version in the hope that it's been corrected. Alas, they haven't bothered to put this week's recipes on there.

 

Edit: Five captcha requests to submit a question on the MFB website?!

 

 

For anyone following along at home, they've confirmed that two tablespoons is the correct figure (which I what I assumed it was, but checked anyway).


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