Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's word needs translating both ways!

This totally confused me the first time I heard this on a telephone announcement!

"Please press the pound key at the end of the number"

There I was looking everywhere on the phones key pad for a symbol and thinking why on earth do they have our money symbol on their phones??

If you were in England you would hear:

"Please press the hash key at the end of the number"

Which has Americans wondering about drugs or funny fried potato!

'Pound Key' = Hash key

# = ₤

Even now I still have to think about this for a split second each time I hear it!

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