April 20 – #Weird

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Pictured is the common hashtag symbol many use on social media platforms. It actually has a name, and interesting meaning.

By: Dylan DaCunha, Editor-in-Chief

The hashtag symbol has a real name. It’s the octothorpe. Theorists believe it comes from the Old English word for “village.” This is because the symbol looks like a village surrounded by eight fields.