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    Italics or single quotes for the idea of "so called"

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by john murphy, Oct 28, 2012.

    The Berlin International Amphitheater, dubbed by locals as 'the snail', was one-hundred feet high and shaped like a conch shell.

    The government could deny the existance of aliens, but they couldn't keep a lid on the 'rumors' of their existence.

    (in this case, rumors implying commonly known but unproven truth)
     
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    in the us, single quotes are ONLY used for a quote within a quote... doubles are what you need to use for anything else...

    british rules may differ...
     

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