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Oh, the gall of the French - allowing their beloved Asterix to make us trip over our tongues

Published Fri, Feb 8, 2019 · 09:50 PM
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IN THE last edition of Offbeat, I pondered why Singaporeans insist on calling the hash key - that is the symbol # - the hex key. The column sparked some delightful conversations; acquaintances I hadn't heard from in ages told me they'd never realised that "hex" was incorrect, and colleagues stopped me in office corridors to say that "hash" had been something of a revelation.

So the hex issue was sett…

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