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Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:37pm
In my work for one of my side jobs, I keep getting blog post submissions that use single quotes, which is driving me crazy, so I looked it up and found this:
Single quote marks are also sometimes used in academic writing, though this isn’t considered a rule. Specialist terms that are unique to a subject are often enclosed in single quotation marks in both U.S. and British English. This is very common in specific disciplines, particularly philosophy or theology. If you're writing in a specific discipline, check with the style guidelines of the institution or publication for which you are writing to verify if you should use quotes in this way.
The people that submit are typically academics, but it still really rubs me the wrong way and I change them to doubles anyway.
Academic clients and students drive me crazy with single-quote bullshit. Unless you're in the UK, knock that shit off. We use double quotes in North America, so quit acting fancier than you are, guv'nor.
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Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:50pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:37pm
In my work for one of my side jobs, I keep getting blog post submissions that use single quotes, which is driving me crazy, so I looked it up and found this:
Single quote marks are also sometimes used in academic writing, though this isn’t considered a rule. Specialist terms that are unique to a subject are often enclosed in single quotation marks in both U.S. and British English. This is very common in specific disciplines, particularly philosophy or theology. If you're writing in a specific discipline, check with the style guidelines of the institution or publication for which you are writing to verify if you should use quotes in this way.
The people that submit are typically academics, but it still really rubs me the wrong way and I change them to doubles anyway.
Academic clients and students drive me crazy with single-quote bullshit. Unless you're in the UK, knock that shit off. We use double quotes in North America, so quit acting fancier than you are, guv'nor.
I can't decide if I want to tell that to the person that edits this stuff before they send it to me, or if I should just stop caring and post it as-is. She also uses space/hyphen/space instead of em-dashes.
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Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

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Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:56pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:50pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:37pm
In my work for one of my side jobs, I keep getting blog post submissions that use single quotes, which is driving me crazy, so I looked it up and found this:
Single quote marks are also sometimes used in academic writing, though this isn’t considered a rule. Specialist terms that are unique to a subject are often enclosed in single quotation marks in both U.S. and British English. This is very common in specific disciplines, particularly philosophy or theology. If you're writing in a specific discipline, check with the style guidelines of the institution or publication for which you are writing to verify if you should use quotes in this way.
The people that submit are typically academics, but it still really rubs me the wrong way and I change them to doubles anyway.
Academic clients and students drive me crazy with single-quote bullshit. Unless you're in the UK, knock that shit off. We use double quotes in North America, so quit acting fancier than you are, guv'nor.
I can't decide if I want to tell that to the person that edits this stuff before they send it to me, or if I should just stop caring and post it as-is. She also uses space/hyphen/space instead of em-dashes.
Some publishers' style guide do the space-hyphen-space thing. It looks sloppy to me. Me, I prefer Chicago.

The upside is that you can make those fixes with a global search-and-replace (well, checking to make sure it's proper before approving), so it isn't that demanding time-wise. I have a shitload of those things that are on my pre-copy editing routine to minimize my irritation while reading a draft.
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Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:50pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:37pm
In my work for one of my side jobs, I keep getting blog post submissions that use single quotes, which is driving me crazy, so I looked it up and found this:
Single quote marks are also sometimes used in academic writing, though this isn’t considered a rule. Specialist terms that are unique to a subject are often enclosed in single quotation marks in both U.S. and British English. This is very common in specific disciplines, particularly philosophy or theology. If you're writing in a specific discipline, check with the style guidelines of the institution or publication for which you are writing to verify if you should use quotes in this way.
The people that submit are typically academics, but it still really rubs me the wrong way and I change them to doubles anyway.
Academic clients and students drive me crazy with single-quote bullshit. Unless you're in the UK, knock that shit off. We use double quotes in North America, so quit acting fancier than you are, guv'nor.
Hello,

I think you mean gov"nor.

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Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

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gkbill wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 9:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:50pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2021, 4:37pm
In my work for one of my side jobs, I keep getting blog post submissions that use single quotes, which is driving me crazy, so I looked it up and found this:
Single quote marks are also sometimes used in academic writing, though this isn’t considered a rule. Specialist terms that are unique to a subject are often enclosed in single quotation marks in both U.S. and British English. This is very common in specific disciplines, particularly philosophy or theology. If you're writing in a specific discipline, check with the style guidelines of the institution or publication for which you are writing to verify if you should use quotes in this way.
The people that submit are typically academics, but it still really rubs me the wrong way and I change them to doubles anyway.
Academic clients and students drive me crazy with single-quote bullshit. Unless you're in the UK, knock that shit off. We use double quotes in North America, so quit acting fancier than you are, guv'nor.
Hello,

I think you mean gov"nor.
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There's a serious dystopian feel to it all. After The Final War and society collapsed, he held school wherever we could find a building, and the abandoned mall worked as well as anything, plus gave us protection from wasteland marauders …
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 12:06pm
There's a serious dystopian feel to it all. After The Final War and society collapsed, he held school wherever we could find a building, and the abandoned mall worked as well as anything, plus gave us protection from wasteland marauders …


Yeah and this is the space adjacent to it since much of the rest of the mall was torn down a few years ago.
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revbob wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:48pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 12:06pm
There's a serious dystopian feel to it all. After The Final War and society collapsed, he held school wherever we could find a building, and the abandoned mall worked as well as anything, plus gave us protection from wasteland marauders …


Yeah and this is the space adjacent to it since much of the rest of the mall was torn down a few years ago.
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The climactic battle of the movie is going to take place right there.
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