From: "Kent Dahl" <kentda / stud.ntnu.no>


> "Volkmann, Mark" wrote:
> > What about preceding them with a pound sign?  You could say that the #
> > represents being "behind bars", "in prison" and "locked away from the rest
> > of the world".
>
> You know, maybe I'm just European, but when you wrote pound sign, I
> immediately thought of British (GBP) pounds: ?.
> I always looked at that sign as a funky L, which could denote "locked
> away" or "local".
>
> Party line: Break the hegemony the US has! Support other monetary
> symbols for special purposes in computer languages!
>
> :-)

I agree, "pound" to me always means that character I can't type, and I ain'
even Bri'ish, inni'?  Can anyone explain why some people call "#" "pound"?  To
me it's "number" or "hash".

Gavni