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February 11th, 2010
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  • 15:22 Today's trivia: The average email user is sent 175 messages/day (is.gd/86SWu). Up to 90% of it is (correctly) caught by spam filters. #

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From:aknitwit
Date:February 11th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
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What does it mean when you use the # sign as an expression?
From:drake [begriffli.ch]
Date:February 11th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure that's a LoudTwitter formatting element.

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From:baxil
Date:February 11th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
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I don't think it actually means anything - the service I use to import my Twitter posts, LoudTwitter, automatically attaches it to the end of my tweets. I think it's just there to serve as an anchor point for the link to twitter.com where you can see the original message.

Fun trivia: Many programmers call # the "hash" symbol (I was once told that's because of its visual similarity to hash browns, but Wikipedia simply says the hash mark is what it's called in many locations outside of America and the usage seems to be filtering in due to Internet influence).
From:drake [begriffli.ch]
Date:February 11th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Note that #.# can also mean “I am a robot with a square face.”

One might also use @#@ to mean “Someone has just smashed my nose.”

Unrelatedly, it is also possible to interpret <.> as “My eyes are positioned to the sides of my head and can move independently, so good luck sneaking up on me.”

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From:baxil
Date:February 12th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)

Icon = smiley-relevant (not unhappy)

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My favorite canonical smiley containing #:
#(,'%/)         Slept too long on one side and didn't have time to wash hair
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