Why do people still use the Hashtag symbol when it is a symbol originating in Nazi Germany, and proudly flown by racists to this very day?
I don't get how people can be so blind.
I'm not confusing it with the Swastika. The hashtag originates in Project Paperclip (look it up).
- NomLv 51 year agoFavourite answer
because those same people use the high 5 emoji thinking its prayers so when people die everyone is high fiving eachother
- 1 year ago
A hashtag is NOT even close to the Nazi symbol which is the swastika.
When I grew up the hashtag was ALWAYS used for a pound sign (as in weight).
- Anonymous1 year ago
To each their own.
- 1 year ago
Maybe because they don't know that.
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- MikeLv 71 year ago
I think it looks sharp.
- Markus ImhofLv 71 year ago
Whatever gave you that idea? Do you have any sources for that claim?
Stop digging :-)
Check out Operation Paperclip yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip
And even then, I'm missing any substantiation of your claim that the # symbol originated there.
I'd give you: "Examples of it being used to indicate pounds exist at least as far back as 1850.(...) The symbol is described as the "number" character in an 1853 treatise on bookkeeping," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_sign .
- MattLv 51 year ago
Youve got to be joking.
The hashtag is the number (pound)symbol.
Ur confusing it with the nazi swastika.
You are confusing it: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&u...