06/29/2012 08:04 am ET Updated Aug 29, 2012

Twitterish: How Technology Remakes Language

The new thing, however, is using the word "hashtag" in conversation. Especially if you are under a certain age, you may be catching people saying things like, "I ran into that guy I met--hashtag happy!" or, in response to someone complaining, "My flashlight app isn't working," perhaps you have heard the retort, "Hashtag First World problems!"

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