What's a cashtag?
A cashtag is a similar to a hashtag, except instead of a pound symbol ("#"), it's a dollar sign ("$"). And it's better. It'a lot better. It's not even close.
How do I use a cashtag?
It's quite simple. There are only two steps.
- Initiate cashtags (This part is always the same: "#$")
- Use cashtags (A single cashtag should follow each "$iLoveCashtags")
The phrase after the cashtag should be written camel-case (the first letter of each word should be capital except for the first word.
Do not use apostrophes within cashtags, even if it would be grammatically correct to do so in a normal sentence.
When it makes sense (emails, etc), start each cashtag on a new line, after the initiation of the cashtag. Example:
When do I Use Cashtags?
It's common to wonder how often to initiate cashtags. Generally, it's only required before the first use of a cashtag in a conversation. However, if a long period of time has passed, you can re-initiate.
Where do I use cashtags?
Cashtags can be used almost anywhere. They can be used in text (from text messages, emails, papers, essays, novels, and more) as well as in conversation (casual, formal, speeches, plays, movies).
- Spoken examples: "I made so many buckets. Hashtag cashtag, cashtag winning"
- Written examples: "I made so many buckets. #$ $winning"
The following are common mistakes of people attempting to use cashtags:
- Calling them "moneytags". What is that even?
- Forgetting to initiate. This is not a good idea.
- Using the wrong symbol. "%", "@", "^", etc are not cashtags.
- Writing out the phrase "#cashtag". Never ever ever do this.
- Thinking that there is no difference between a cashtag and a dollar sign. While they use the same symbol, they are defined differently and represent different things. Dollar signs represent a specific amount of money, whereas cashtags represent something much more.
When talking about cashtags, instead of using them - "cashtag" should be lowercase, except when at the beginning of a sentence.
A possible point of confusion: sometimes "cashtag" refers to the symbol formally known as the dollar sign "$", whereas sometimes it refers to the entire phrase "$grammar".