Wednesday, January 14, 2009

scare quotes

Or should I have written "scare quotes" in quotes?

Go here for a great piece in The New Republic on the Wall Street Journal's use of quotation marks to imply skepticism or disdain or, as senior editor Jonathan Chait puts it, when "an editorial whips itself into a frenzy of scare-quoting that can be halted only by the physical limitations of the printed newspage."

Quotation marks mine. Used legitimately. bk

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