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    I can't stand people who say "hash tag" to mean the # symbol. I can tolerate "hash" or "pond sign" but "hash tag" makes me cringe.

    Does anyone else feel like this? I'm listening to my colleages talking about a document where there are various #s and they are saying "in regards hash tag 1" etc.. and I'm basically visibly trembling with cringe.
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    :rofl: I would be the same.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    :rofl: I would be the same.
    It's worse when you play music and people say "g hash tag" instead of g sharp. It's agonising.
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    Saying it in speech is fine but writing out 'hash tag' is terrible smh
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    It's worse when you play music and people say "g hash tag" instead of g sharp. It's agonising.
    People do that!? I last played the piano when I was 7 and I would want to punch someone who called a sharp a hashtag
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    I can't stand people who say "hash tag" to mean the # symbol. I can tolerate "hash" or "pond sign" but "hash tag" makes me cringe.

    Does anyone else feel like this? I'm listening to my colleages talking about a document where there are various #s and they are saying "in regards hash tag 1" etc.. and I'm basically visibly trembling with cringe.
    "pond sign" :teehee:

    I always say #1/#2 etc. as 'number one' or 'number two' :afraid:

    But if you're talking about social media then it's a hashtag isn't it? :holmes:
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    It's worse when you play music and people say "g hash tag" instead of g sharp. It's agonising.
    When I'm reading music I say "G pound-sign" as is proper :yep:
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    "pond sign" :teehee:

    I always say #1/#2 etc. as 'number one' or 'number two' :afraid:

    But if you're talking about social media then it's a hashtag isn't it? :holmes:
    Number would probably be better in this instance, I think. Ah, I would never complain about social media usage.

    (Original post by Student403)
    People do that!? I last played the piano when I was 7 and I would want to punch someone who called a sharp a hashtag
    Certainly the primary school kids at my workplace do. Staff, not so much.
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    Language evolves, it's all good. Don't let it frustrate you #yolo.










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    I have more important things to get upset about
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    I can't stand people who say "hash tag" to mean the # symbol. I can tolerate "hash" or "pond sign" but "hash tag" makes me cringe.

    Does anyone else feel like this? I'm listening to my colleages talking about a document where there are various #s and they are saying "in regards hash tag 1" etc.. and I'm basically visibly trembling with cringe.
    I favour a slightly more militant stance:

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    (Original post by Jamie S)
    I have more important things to get upset about
    As do I . As do we all.

    But it is preferable for me to focus on the trivial things that occur in life than to stress about the important stuff.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    As do I . As do we all.

    But it is preferable for me to focus on the trivial things that occur in life than to stress about the important stuff.
    By focussing on trivial things, does it not make that thing stressful and important to you?

    #overcomplicating
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    I favour a slightly more militant stance:

    I don't profess to be a grammar Nazi. My grammar is often erroneous and my prose is all-too-often littered with mistakes to be constantly pedantic. But I gripe occasionally and this is one. I'm sure my lapses in pronunciation (due to my time in the Carribean) annoy others.
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    (Original post by Jamie S)
    By focussing on trivial things, does it not make that thing stressful and important to you?

    #overcomplicating
    No. Because I do not truely care about this. Yes, it is irksome but it's at much lower stress level than the things in life I'm distracting myself from.
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    Just hashtag banter guys

    (Original post by Profesh)
    I favour a slightly more militant stance:

    I used to have a teacher who got weirdly angry about it been "aych" not "haych"

    Was odd.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    No. Because I do not truely care about this. Yes, it is irksome but it's at much lower stress level than the things in life I'm distracting myself from.
    Distract yourself with happy things rather than annoying things!
 
 
 
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