Martin DeMello wrote:
> Iain Dooley <idoo4002 / mail.usyd.edu.au> wrote:
> 
>>by the way, a 'BIKKURI' in english is an exclamation mark. exclamation 
>>is like "MAJIDE!", so yeah, if you were to describe these two symbols 
>>just in english, it would:
>>
>>'#' = 'pound sign' in america, 'hash symbol' in britain or australia
>>'!' = exclamation mark or exclamation point (exclamation is the noun of 
>>the verb 'to exclaim')
> 
> 
> And US hacker slang for the ! is "bang" ("pling" in the UK, though I think
> "bang" has caught on there too), hence the "bang" in "shebang".
> 
> martin
> 
> 

This reminds me of a Ricky Martin song for some reason....

Dan