12.0441 'number sign', 'hash sign', but "octothorpe"??

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 441.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 21:30:32 +0000
From: "James J. O'Donnell" <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Subject: octothorpe?

A colleague reports hearing the "pound sign" on keypads defined as
"octothorpe". OED knows nothing of this, or I have it mis-spelled. Is
this expression known?

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn

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