[TUHS] MS-DOS

scj at yaccman.com scj at yaccman.com
Mon Jul 4 05:40:04 AEST 2016


> On Fri, 1 Jul 2016, Norman Wilson wrote:
>
>> I suspect Yanks being pedantic about `slash' versus `forward slash'
>> would give an Englishman a stroke.
>>
>> If that's too oblique for some of you, I can't help.
>>
>> Norman Wilson
>> Toronto ON
>>
>
> I think the proper term is "Virgule" anyway. ;)
>
> -uso.
>

AT&T's original term for the 12th key on your phone was 'Octothorpe'.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octothorpe
It pretty quickly became 'pound', but for anybody under the age of 35 it's
now 'hashtag'  (much to the dismay of music teachers...)



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