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John W. Kennedy
03-19-2004, 11:46 AM
Quotation marks seem to have been transmogrified into { and }

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040319.html

(By the way, just to get it out of the way, "Eskimo" does not mean "eaters of raw meat", it means "snowshoe weavers".)

Exapno Mapcase
03-19-2004, 12:13 PM
Has there been a remarkably quick fix or has JWK been into the fermented seal oil again?

I see quotation marks. (I also see dead people, but they're not Eskimo, so that's not relevant here.)

Saltire
03-19-2004, 12:37 PM
Most places do have correct quotes, but the penultimate sentence of the third bulleted paragraph contains the strange curly brackets. I agree that they were probably intended to be quotation marks.

Spurious George
03-19-2004, 12:59 PM
They're also in the first paragraph, around the quote from the Tupperware executive.

I came in here just to see what was up with them.