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Subject: RE: (urth) Typhon's scene - (sorry - last time)
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 16:19:57 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

> >Roy has a very fixed idea of the Typhon scene in mind - and=20
> > I admit I am guilty (all the time) of paraphrasing.


> >  Even in quotes.
> But that is unforgivable.  To do so is duplicitous.

Oh, hey, get a grip here. This is parlously close to=20
namecalling ... this is a pretty flame-free sort of a list
and I, for one, would like for it to stay so.

I might add: it would only be duplicitous if the paraphraser=20
_intended_ to deceive the reader into believing that the
paraphrase was a quote. I don't get the impression Marc
intended that at all.

It's a pity we're limited to ASCII here ... in the old days
of mimeo'd fanzines and such, we had a way cool bit of=20
invented-for-the-purpose punctuation called the "quasi-quote,"=20
formed by typing the double-inverted-comma character,=20
backspacing, and typing a hyphen in the same place: meaning,=20
"I'm quoting this from memory, so the exact wording may be=20
wrong." Almost as useful as the interabang (? typed over !)
for rhetorical questions and the often-discussed but never
quite created "irony mark."



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