>Tim Partridge wrote:
>John Jenkins wrote:
>> Er, yes. It's because "#" can be used to indicate a certain weight in
>> pounds, as well as being a number sign. Really. I had it drilled into
>> me when I was learning to type.
>I've only ever seen # meaning pound weight in American books.
>It only seems to mean number in the UK. So there is no confusion?!
I have seen "#" meaning pound weight in Australia. (This was some time in
the late sixties, before the introduction of the metric system.)
-- Joan Aliprand
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