RE: Simple symbol question AND Jargon use

Subject: RE: Simple symbol question AND Jargon use
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 10:06:06 -0400

Stan Schwartz wrote:
>They are used (in pairs) as quotation marks by the French called
>guimets [gwee may].
> J'ai dites, << Oui. >>

And Dick Margulis added:
No, guillemots are « and », very different from < and >.

guillemots are a species of waterfowl, and
"boot" comes from "bootstrap," which in the early days of computing referred
to "Pulling oneself up by one's own bootstraps;" that is, loading the
operating system on a machine starting from scratch.


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