I hate "quotes"

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sat Apr 27 15:54:12 UTC 2002

Somebody with style once wrote about having this argument with a boss or
editor of his who also said he used quotes for emphasis. The writer
finally made his point, emphatically, by asking the boss/ed to imagine
seeing a newspaper article including the line:

   <name of boss> was seen at a party recently with his "wife".

-- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoepist, and
   Philological Busybody
   a.k.a. Mark A. Mandel

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