animal "produce" (some Google results)?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Nov 27 03:59:38 UTC 2008

On Nov 26, 2008, at 7:31 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: animal "produce" (some Google results)?
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> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at>
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>> i cited the titles of wikipedia entries with initial caps (not all
>> caps), because that's wikipedia's practice.  (i also used an
>> underscore, rather than a space, between words in titles of entries,
>> again because that's wikipedia's practice.)
> Actually they DON'T normally use underscores in the titles of entries,
> but their software translates spaces in the titles into underscores in
> the URLs, rather than the hard-to-read string "%20". For instance,
> Wikipedia's entry for "Language Log" is at
> .

oh lord, i won't ever bother again trying to follow other people's
practices.  it's just stupid.  i should represent things any way i
want.  i am truly sorry i tried to follow what i saw on my screen as
wikipedia's practices, however silly i might have thought them.


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