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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:22 pm 
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WTF, I have always take a pound for a £. But you are so modern in America.

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THE SYMBOL ON THE “POUND” OR “NUMBER” KEY (#) ON A TELEPHONE IS ALSO CALLED AN OCTOTHORPE

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1966, 1500 series phone model from Bell Labs. One of the earliest with the now ubiquitous “*” and “#” symbols
Today I found out the symbol on the “pound” or “number” key (#) is also called an “octothorpe”.

The origins of this term date back to the 1960s and 1970s in Bell Labs with the first documented place this word showed up being in a U.S. patent filed by Bell Labs in 1973. The exact etymology of this word isn’t known as the two “eye witness” accounts are contradictory. However, what is known is that it was a term engineers at Bell Labs started using as early as the 1960s when Bell Labs was working on interfacing techniques between computers and telephones.

It was during this time that Bell Labs came up with the now ubiquitous “touch tone dialing”, which added two additional keys to handsets, the “*” key and the “#” key. It is clear the “octo” part was thought up because of the eight points on the symbol. The origins of the “thorpe” (sometimes written “thorp”) are not so clear.


The “#” has been referred to as the “pound” key in the US since before I was born.

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The “#” has been referred to as the “pound” key in the US since before I was born.

You are so jung. ;)

I have always known "#" as the hash mark. But perhaps the Reagan time anti-dope polices had an effect on language too. :roll:

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