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danbloom commented on the word scare quote
the main questions are now WHO coined the term Scare Quote and WHEN and why the word SCARE there? and are all scare quotes really scare quotes?
June 27, 2012
could you do a new blog post one day SOON, and ask readers these 4 short questions:1. Who coined the term “scare quotes”? and when , what year, and where, and why the word SCARE?2. does everyone know what the term means? is it often used in OZ media? A friend there told me she never heard of it before and that it is not used in Australia as far as she knows.3. sicne the term SCARE QUOTES is a bit SCARY, and has no real meaning, in terms of firght, or scare, might tehre be a better more inclusive term to use for this kind of thing, like “air quotes” or call out quotes or quote unquote quotes? or any other suggestioons for a better term since SCARE QUOTEs jsut does not cut it?4. i forgot the last qestuion
danbloom commented on the word snailpapers
snailpaper as listed in UrbanDictionary (n.) - the print edition of the daily newspaper which arrives in the morning on your doorstep with news that is already old and stale by at least 12 hours"I am sick and tired of reading the snailpaper edition of the New York Times! By the time it arrives, the front page is already old news. I much prefer reading the Times online website with the up-dated news as it happens."-- overheard at a bar in the East Village in Manhattan, November 15, 2009
December 24, 2009
danbloom commented on the list i-see-by-the-snailpapers
See Alex Beam's June 19 column in the Boston Globe titled, er, headlined: "I screen, you screen, we all screen"
December 23, 2009
Print newspapers that arrive in the morning with news that is 12 hours old already!
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