Kim Edwards1,397 Points
Confused the video says add the “pound”, but then they add the hash symbol “#” not the pound symbol “£”. Which is it?
Confused the video says add the “pound”, but then they add the hash symbol “#” not the pound symbol “£”. Which is it? Guessing they mistakenly say Pound when they really mean Hash?.....
Heidi FryzellFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 15,420 Points
Yes, that is confusing! In the US, we sometimes call the "#" symbol a "pound" symbol. You are probably from the UK and I am guessing they don't ever say that there. So if you hear "pound" symbol in one of these American made videos they probably mean "#". Though I think calling it a hash symbol would be a better choice.
Just so you think I am not making this up:
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the Hash symbol is called the pound key from the telephone. This term was lost with the use of "hashtag"