Florida coach Muschamp: I don't understand hashtags
MAY 10, 2013 10:28a ET
I don’t know why they call it a hash tag I call it a number sign #makesnosense— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) May 9, 2013
It's not that Muschamp is wrong. For decades (centuries?) that symbol has been known as the number sign or the "pound" sign. The term "hashtag" does seem somewhat arbitrary. It's just that wondering about the hashtag is an errand for the Twitter novice, for the disconnected. Everybody else has already moved on.