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Most of the time when I use quotes, it's just for that: quoting. Especially when I'm quoting a piece or comment verbatim (I also italicize sometimes, especially when it's Latin, or Italian).
by Bernard on Sun Sep 8th, 2019 at 08:51:37 AM EST
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proofreading, copyeditor, and editors marks

yes, there being no margins constructed for an automated HTML composition--therefore no standard notation for grammatical or semantic errors to emerge, lo, these many decades-- I have effected a "hack"* to communicate my amusement regarding the contexts of an error figuratively screaming for correction.

On the topic of bureaucratic struggles, annotating "wc" (or diction) in the text quoted (hyperlinked headline or blockquoted passage), using editorial brackets rather than carets to insert open and close quotation marks appeared to me appropriate. I presume that we agree.

Humor me, please.
* scare quoted jargon taken out of CS technical usage

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Sep 8th, 2019 at 07:35:37 PM EST
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