Spurious "Quotes" and Apostrophe's

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Sat Sep 18 13:14:00 UTC 1999

Didn't you mean to say "apostrophe's"?  ;{)  Too bad that accents cannot be
used on the screen by most people--I would love a list of phony accents.  My
favorite was a neon sign at a motel that advertised their night club, the
Che/z Bon--the slash being a substitute for the acute accent over the "e."
I called it the Chase Bone and, whenever acquaintances corrected me, saying
"It's French," I would respond, "As a former French professor, I can assure
you that it's not.
----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Barrett <gbarrett at americandialect.org>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 7:48 PM
Subject: Spurious "Quotes" and Apostrophe's

> I know we've talked about spurious "quotes" and apostrophe's before.
> Check out http://www.spinnwebe.com/ for pictures of both. Interesting,
funny, sad. Click on  Those Pesky Apostrophe's  and You "Gotta" Love "Those"
> --
> Grant Barrett
> World New York
> http://www.worldnewyork.com/

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