Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Typos, Oddities, And Other Media Weirdness

"There are not enough ESL classes. I would suggest to Americans, if they really want to help immigrants quote-unquote assimilate, they should teach a family English," Kamus said.
-- from The Washington Post, At Odds Over Immigrant Assimilation

It’s just kind of odd to see “quote-unquote” spelled out when, typographically, the term the speaker meant was “assimilate” in quotes. It’s not that I disagree with the style choice here. It’s just an oddity I wanted to highlight.

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