today i learned – sat 2nd june 2018

once again, we’re delving into another fact that legit blew my entire mind to pieces 🀯

#tdil that the ‘#’ isn’t actually called a ‘hashtag’ 😱 #saywhat

honestly, my brain is actually all over the room!? since when was the # key not called a hashtag!? like, i use them every single day and i didn’t know this! #ivebeenliedto

anyway, it’s actually called an ‘octothorpe’ πŸ™ (or an octothorp) … and, sadly, people don’t actually know why it’s called that πŸ˜‚

there are many theories that the octo part is to do with the eight points on the symbol but no one really knows where the thorpe part came from πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

you know, there isn’t much else to say on this πŸ™ˆ i just wanted to get the actual fact bit in πŸ˜‚

peace πŸ‘πŸ» #tdil


yaaaaay another fact done! 😘 fancy more? just take a look over ->here<-

(image time again! the header is ->here<- and the first picture is ->here<-)

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