why is the # key called the pound key?
i call it the hash key as thats what telephone voicemail services tell you it is.
I'm in America. Every time I've heard that particular emblem referenced, especially in telephone situations, it's been called the pound key. Only reason I can come up with is because people used to pound on it, and that's my own guess, not anything even remotely likely. I've never heard it called the hash key before.
Of course, in the case of that keyboard, the real pound key is the Shift+3 combination, right?