RARA-AVIS: Re: Cain and Thompson Question

From: Chuck (chuckelp@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 17 Aug 2009

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    They often reset the quotations marks, as the British are "backwards' of ours. LOL

    I have several that way. Drives me nuts.

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, ejmd <ejmd__@...> wrote:
    > "Nigel Algar" montana@...
    > <mailto:montana@...?Subject=%20Re%3A%20Cain%20and%20Thompson%20Question>
    > arcade47 <http://profiles.yahoo.com/arcade47>
    > > With all the confidence of not owning a single Orion edition, I doubt
    > > whether they differ in any way from the American originals, except
    > > perhaps in the spelling of such words as 'colour'. There is a presumed
    > > familiarity with American usage such as 'gas', 'sidewalk' etc that it
    > would
    > > seem very nannyish to adjust the text. As far as bowdlerising
    > (there's an
    > > English term for you) the text, those days are long past.
    > >
    > > So, no tweaking.
    > I don't have any Orion editions either, so I can't check; but I would
    > doubt that any publisher would go to the trouble (ie expense) of
    > "tweaking" a text to the extent of adding the missing "u" to words like
    > "colour" and "flavour" in order to assuage the sensibilities of the
    > delicate English audience.
    > ED

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