animal "produce" (some Google results)?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 27 21:47:12 UTC 2008

I hope you didn't feel chidden, Arnold. I hadn't even noticed the
lines that gave rise to that digression, & intended simply to correct
a trivial error that could affect citations.
m a m
(Sent from my PDA)

On 11/26/08, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at> wrote:
> 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>
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
> arnold
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