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         Besides 🌓 HuntersMoon and Robert Waltz (I'm assuming both of them know its name), does anyone know the real name of the # symbol? I love the name, and have tried to start the habit of using it instead of others. I'll use Pound Symbol some, but NEVER use the word Hashtag. Nope. Not in my vocabulary really. *Smile*
The a is the first character of the Dutch word aap which ... ("unit price sign"),
The symbol has many other names (and uses) in English: ... The first appearance of "octothorp"
According to one origin story of the #, people began abbreviating the Latin term for “pound weight,”
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I'm with most of you, I've always considered it the pound sign or number sign. It's believed that it's origin came from an abbreviation for the Roman term Libra Pondo, which translates to pound weight. It's most popular use was started in the 1800's with the number sign. So no, it's not a hash tag, and are we even sure it's a pound symbol? I like LinnAnn nano 10 winner and her explanation. I bet if not lost to history, we'd find a completely different name for it sometime in our past. Can you imagine that 1000 years from now, someone asks, "What's the origin of the hash tag symbol?" And the common answer might be that it was 'invented' in the early 21st century when the so-called social media came about. I say so-called here, because by then, its name may have changed several times. My little question got quite a few responses, none of them incorrect really. The symbol didn't get the name 'Octothorpe' until the mid to late 60's, depending on who you want to believe about the word's origination. I think it all depends on your age, and what you use it for in day to day life.
In the really early days of the internet, pre-WDC, I was active on IRC. There, the # was a prefix for a chat channel, so a lot of people talked about like, "I was on #Furries last night..." and pronounced it "Channel-Furries."

Um... not that I knew any furries or of the existence of a chat channel for them. Just a random example. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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I've added a new entry to my book, "Smile! (Groan?) You Know You Love These!:

         "Cinderella's Slipper
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         WOW! Just watched and listened to this. One of my all time favorites. Always brings tears to my eyes. And he's only 16!

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Rudy the red nosed lawyer I have that video, it is fantastic! I just couldn't believe these are high school kids doing this performance at school!
I agree that Disturbed has an excellent cover of this song, but I see the Disturbed version and raise...

They did an excellent job! His voice is gorgeous.
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I've just edited an item in my Portfolio. Just formatted the chapter separation some to make it more appealing(?) to the eye. It was a piece of advice I received from Schnujo Loves WdC! when she reviewed it. It's long, but I think that if you hang in there, you'll agree it's worth the read.

 Time And Time Again  (E)
Micheal is involved in groundbreaking work, and travels to several timelines.
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I've added a new entry to my book, "Smile! (Groan?) You Know You Love These!:

         "Baby Cow
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I've added a new entry to my book, "Where In The World Is Sum1?:

         "Travel To Algeria
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         Safe and sound in Frankfurt. Two hour layover. Will spend most of it getting to the gate it seems, lol.
Ah, much like LAX then.
start singing opera, they may move you to the front of the line. *Rolling*
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I've added a new entry to my book, "Smile! (Groan?) You Know You Love These!:

         "Algebra
Algebra, from the Arabic term Al-jabr, meaning "to set broken bones". Hmmm...
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         Safe and sound in Algeria. Look for a blog entry "Where In The World Is Sum1? with all the gory details. Let's just say things didn't quite go as planned for now.
When do they ever, Jim... When do they ever! Glad you made it safe and mostly sound. *BigSmile*
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An early post today. I'm traveling to Algiers, starting with a 1pm flight to O'Hare, then on to Frankfurt at 5 pm, and Algiers tomorrow morning. I know if I don't post it now, I will probably not get one posted in time.

I've added a new entry to my book, "Smile! (Groan?) You Know You Love These!:

         "Truck Accident
Well...you have a safe trip...keep your head on a swivel over there.
That one was hilarious, IMO! *Rolling*

You should see if you can find some Algiers jokes. *Bigsmile* I tried, but got distracted. There are a lot of great jokes and memes out there!