Note: this post is from 2007, outbound links may be broken.

The Origin of Everyday Punctuation Symbols

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Neatorama has an aritlce on the origin of everyday punctuation marks.

I didn’t even know the pound sign (number sign, or hash sign) was called an octothorp…

Octothorp description

Check Neatorama for more symbols, including the question mark and dollar sign.

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Rob Papen Blade

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