Careful with those italics, Eugene

The Friar gets an unexpected lesson in emphasis:

[O]ne of the sentences I would write about what I did right this year uses the exact same words that would show up in a sentence that describes what I did wrong.

Right: “I deleted almost every political Facebook post I saw, no matter who it came from.”

Wrong: “I deleted almost every political Facebook post I saw, no matter who it came from.”

Subtle. Nuanced, even.

5 comments

  1. McGehee »

    31 December 2018 · 4:06 pm

    The word “almost,” I take it?

  2. McGehee »

    31 December 2018 · 4:07 pm

    And having now clicked through, I see I was right.

  3. McGehee »

    1 January 2019 · 11:25 am

    Huh. Well, the mobile version of Dustbury.com showed the entire excerpt in italics, including the second “almost”.

  4. CGHill »

    1 January 2019 · 1:19 pm

    This is due to my failure to ante up the bucks for the superenergized “pro” version of the plugin that produces a more mobile-friendly product.

    It could be worse. Elsewhere I have themes which italicize all blockquotes.

  5. McGehee »

    2 January 2019 · 8:52 pm

    Don’t apologize to me for being frugal. I’m the one who won’t pony up to be able to install the plugin that would make WordPress usable again.

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