(From what I found at the extensive history by Mark Pilgrim, and its links to more extensive sources.)
, read as
Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,
Caret at back-tick dollar dollar dash,
Bang splat tick dollar under-score,
Percent splat waka waka number four,
Ampersand right-paren dot dot slash,
Vertical-bar curly-bracket tilde tilde CRASH.
and if you need further proof, there’s this poem:
Won’t you come waltzing Ma~ with me…
Now how do I convince my friend who one day saw how it was spelt, decided that everyone around him was pronouncing it wrong, and has been calling it “til-day” ever since?