Oh? Does that make you related to Winnie-the-Pooh? (As in
-- Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders. -- ("What does 'under the name' mean?" asked Christopher Robin. -- "It means he had the name over the door in gold letters, and lived under it."
Yesterday I had a cataract operation. The instructions for the post-operation eyedrops state that I'm to use them "4x's a day." "Four timeses a day???" I hope his surgical acumen is superior to his grammatical skill.
So, did you think it should be 4Xs a day? I am surprised they didn't spell out the times, to be honest. I could see patients with a less knowledge of health care than you having no idea what that means.
However, sometimes I make mistakes and use medical abbreviations and jargon in papers.
I think it should be "4X." "X" has a long history of meaning, "times." It's nothing like as ambiguous as "#," which has traditionally meant "number" or "pound," but which has recently (2014, according to one source)taken on another meaning. Because of this ambiguity, it seems inappropriate as a symbol in the slogan, "# me too." The intent is surely NOT "pound me too!" "Number me too" does, however, make sense, as in "Count me in."