From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 20 2006 - 13:33:10 CST
Whooey, such a lot of dots...! Who woulda thunk it?!
> The Chicago Manual mandates that in such situations, ...
The Chicago Manual of Style would love to be able to mandate
in such situations, ...
Fortunately, users of the English language have traditionally
resisted such stuffiness, and the poets of the language strive
For my money, appeals to the CMS often strike me as excessively
grumpy Trussism -- she of Eats ... and Leaves, or would that be,
perhaps, Eats, ... , and Leaves?
At any rate, we seem to be reaching consensus that whether the
full stop goes at the .beginning or the end. of the <....>
sequences, there is no need for separate encoding of that
fabulous, mythic beast, the FOUR DOT ELLIPSIS.
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