Re[2]: Quote Marks

Subject: Re[2]: Quote Marks
From: "Virginia L. Krenn" <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 09:13:02 -0600

Wolf Lahti <wduby -at- PACCAR -dot- COM> at SMTP wrote:

> Whether punctuation falls outside or within the quote marks depends on
> whether you are parsing logically or following a stylistic convention.
> Even logic, though, can be carried to extremes, as in

> The question Mark asked was, "How do we get this system on line?".

> Silly, isn't it?

No. That is how we were taught to do it in the fifties and early
sixties. It makes more sense than the current (American) convention.
When and why was this convention adopted and by whom?

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