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From: Judy Philip <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Octothorpe? (OFF TOPIC)
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 09:38:29 +0930
Kathryn Bassett wrote, in response to Leif Kristensen:
> Semantics - In "American" one measures weight in pounds, and one would write
> "she weighs 120#" which is the same as "she weighs 120 pounds" or "she
> weighs 120 lbs"
One learns something new every day on TMG!
I use the 'octothorpe'(i.e. 'hache' in "Australian") sign in an "American" way
to indicate number e.g. ID# 1234 - but never ever knew that it was used in
"American" in that weight sense above.......
Not genealogy and not TMG - but fascinating.
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