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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    This always confused me, because it is not a pound sign.
    Well that is what they call it on the telephone keypad. Even today when dialing in to a conference call AT&T tells you to enter the passcode and then hit the pound sign.

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    It's called the pound sign b/c the symbol comes from the abbreviation for weight, lb. it was common for writers to cross the letters at the top with a line (similar to a T). The more you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    This always confused me, because it is not a pound sign.
    #whack, #playoffs, #hugeyearforben

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    As long as he's not THIS P.O.'ed:

    Hawaii guy living in Boise......when can I buy his Steeler jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    It's called the pound sign b/c the symbol comes from the abbreviation for weight, lb. it was common for writers to cross the letters at the top with a line (similar to a T). The more you know...
    Must be because I'm from Canada and we don't generally use lbs. When I think of a pound sign, I think of the sign for currency in England:

    [url]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pound_Sign.svg[/url]

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    Forced patriotism is an oxymoron.

    A government leader proclaiming that citizens have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or else they shouldn't be in the country sounds more like a mandated decree from a totalitarian dictator like Kim Jong Un rather than the leader of the Free World.

    Our ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right, and any attempt by our government to squash this freedom is what is truly dishonoring the liberty that our Star Spangled Banner symbolizes.

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