Anonymous asked in Social ScienceSociology · 1 year ago

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.



Update 2:

I'm not confusing it with the Swastika. The hashtag originates in Project Paperclip (look it up).

7 Answers

  • Nom
    Lv 5
    1 year ago
    Favourite 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).

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    To each their own.

    Silly symbol.

  • 1 year ago

    Maybe because they don't know that.

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    I think it looks sharp.

  • 1 year ago

    Whatever gave you that idea? Do you have any sources for that claim?


    Stop digging :-)

    Check out Operation Paperclip yourself:

    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," .

  • Matt
    Lv 5
    1 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:

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