From: David Starner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 19 2006 - 21:55:21 CST
On 1/18/06, Andreas Prilop <email@example.com> wrote:
> An ellipsis is no more a sequence of three periods than
> a double quotation mark is a pair of single quotation marks.
> They are just different things.
Why? According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis),
the Chicago Manual of Style makes a difference between an omission
within a sentence and one between sentences, and puts more space
between the periods in the second, thus making a single ellipsis
character unusable. I've personally never conceptualized an ellipsis
as anything more than a series of periods or asterisks (which does
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