All the Swedes I’ve talked to refer to the # sign as square. Like “to get your balance you press star 1 2 0 square and then call.”


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hannah on June 29, 2009 - 02:43 Permalink

In the UK it’s called a hash. I get a lot of funny looks when I set up conference calls here — ‘press the 6 hash to mute your line’…

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David Hall on June 29, 2009 - 13:13 Permalink

Some in Sweden call it brädgård instead of fyrkant (square), but all systems using DTMF in Sweden says “fyrkant” in the instructions.

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oliver on June 29, 2009 - 13:28 Permalink

That’s nuts calling it a square. It’s a hairy rhombus.

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oliver on July 1, 2009 - 15:15 Permalink

I just remembered that automated phone answerers here call it “the pound sign.” I had no idea what they meant for the longest time.