Re: Simple symbol question

Subject: Re: Simple symbol question
From: Jonathan Stoppi <stops -at- qualum -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 07:18:46 +0300

Jean Hollis Weber asks:

>>As Peter has a UK address, I'm wondering whether Brits call ( and )
parentheses or brackets or something else?<<


As someone who spent five years of his childhood in NYC and thought he knew
"Murcan", I was really surprised that Americans preferred the longwinded,
Latin-based "parentheses" for this.

And then I remembered: that is the country where things are no longer
increased, improved, or just done - but augmented, ameliorated, and

My tuppence.

- Jonathan Stoppi
Dances with Elves
Stops -at- Qualum -dot- com

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