When you see this character, #, what do you see? Depending on how old you are, it's either a pound sign, or a hashtag. Depending on whether you're musical or mathematical, it could be a sharp or a number sign. It's pretty overused.
But just to make you feel old, Twitter user Marian Call took to social media to share how all her sister's new students see it...
MY SISTER TEACHES CELLO— Marian Call (@mariancall) September 6, 2017
SHE REPORTS THAT HER NEW STUDENTS CALL SHARPS “HASHTAGS”
CONCERTO IN F HASHTAG
People are feeling pretty old.
I wonder about this whenever I hear some operator say "press pound." Like how many young people will know wtf she means?— Yoojin Grace Wuertz (@gracewuertz) September 6, 2017
Yes. "The hashtag means you go up." -said my piano student to her little brother.— Lola J Schiess (@LolaJS) September 7, 2017
*Giddy af to watch language evolve and plots the interview for the future history channelesque special.*— jombaback (@ijomburns) September 6, 2017
But they're not even angled the same way! As soon as I point that out my students are fine. But then, they're violists, so we're smarter. 😜— Leanne Rabesa (@violaleanne226) September 6, 2017
We're all so old.