More completely lame crap to skip over...Re: Language and English

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Sat Jan 5 00:25:37 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, r. 'bear' stricklin wrote:

> Even the American English "rule" of placing all punctuation inside
> quotation marks is a _typographical convention_ that stems from the
> early days of movable type, when the period and comma were the most
> fragile pieces of type and were prone to breaking off in the press.

OK, this is interesting. I always thought that it was both aesthetically
ugly and illogical to place punctuation marks inside quotes. The belong
on the outside, unless it belongs to the quote itself.

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