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Started by xiombarg, May 12, 2004, 05:24:35 PM
QuoteYou forget, I think, that those of us who are trained in the use of language have different ways of using it than those who only encounter it as it's used by everyone else.They're reacting to the general use of "scare quotes," where people use quote marks to show that they don't necessarily agree with something that other people are saying, or that they think that what they're "quoting" is silly and faintly idiotic. It's quite common in political writings these days, especially in the newspapers.
Quote from: xiombargThe overuse of "scare quotes" as a polerizing device in other media might explain why people take exception to putting the phrase "industry" in quotes when talking about the RPG industry, and might explain why such a seemingly simple thing polarized discussion here.It is an unfortunate fact that pollution of certain aspects of the English language may have had fallout for the Forge in the recent "hubris" blow-up.
Quote from: greyormGods forbid we ever have opinions, eh?
Quote from: John KimAs far as I've seen, that interpretation is correct perception of the intent. While they may have justification for doing so, the people who use quotes around the word "industry" are stating that RPG publishers do not merit being called an industry. If not that, then what do you think the quotes are for?
Quote from: M. J. YoungPermit me to note that I cross-posted with Ron; he may have a different reason--I've never asked, because I assumed it was non-judgmental.
Quote from: John KimBut I think it's unreasonable to expect them to not take exception to it.