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!