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Evolution of language continues #ask a teen

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Heard in the high school hallway: No, that’s not pronounced “pound” or “number.” Try “hashtag.” The character so ubiquitous on the social media website Twitter, first as an organizing tool and then as a way to add commentary to short posts, has made the leap to everyday speech, especially among teens. “In the last six months, it’s gotten really popular to speak in hashtags,” said Megan Skelly, a senior at Lakeville North High School. “It’s ...

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November 18, 2012
12:15 a.m.

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A teen (or computer programmer) would point out that you can't have spaces in hashtags. :-)