A Conversation for Punctuation - a Quick Guide
HarpoNotMarx (((2*1)^6)-6-(2*8)=42 Started conversation Mar 5, 2003
Going back 30 years, a schoolmaster who taught me virtually nothing else of any use referred to apostrophes as 'tombstones' for lost letters. I often think of him when I see what are colloquially called Grocers' apostrophes, e.g. a kilo [in these metric days] of apple's!
Do any other researchers have similar memories?
puzzlella (playing word games, solving puzzles) Posted Mar 17, 2003
With computer quotes are children still being taught 66 to open quotes and 99 to close them?
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