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  • scare quotes

    googlefight shows "scarequotes" and "scare quotes" having the same frequency of usage, but the ngram viewer shows "scare quotes" being used much more.

    ... and then there's the awkwardness of seeing a word in the wild, seeing it not defined on wordnik, and then realizing it's also someone's user name.  

    I'm surprised it's not listed by now.

    June 2, 2015