I didn't have time to say this in the video, but one of the coolest things about "octothorpe" is that it is a word that is part of our language that doesn't have linguistic roots. It was 100% made up. We have other words like this, but not very many.
One of our favorite things to do is take a complicated issue and tease out the knot a little bit. By avoiding politics and taking a larger, top-down view, we try to tell a complete story much faster than cable news can even talk about an isolated event.