Thursday, July 24, 2014

Word of the Day: octothorpe

What's "the word I'm thinking of"? Today, it's...

octothorpe [OCK-toe-thorp] (noun)

The name for a telephone keypad symbol, also called a pound or hashtag symbol.

"It was a slow day at the pet store, and as the birds screamed and the puppies squealed, Sebastian stared at the telephone keypad, hoping that Fatima would call. Pound symbol or octothorpe? Which was correct? In the end, did it matter?"
TWITO, page 100!

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