Fact #320: France has renamed the word hashtag to “mot-dièse,” meaning “sharp word” in English. All government correspondence and legislation involving the word hashtag will be required to use mot-dièse instead, to keep French relevant in the age of the Internet, where most widespread terms have their origins in English.

Source: http://mashable.com/2013/01/29/france-renames-twitter-hashtag/

Credit for today’s fact goes to: Aditi Gogate

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