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. >=20 > 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." --Blattid --