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single and double quotes

I wrote my previous post with the title Christopher. I’ve been thinking about it and today I decided to go back and put quotes around the title to better indicate that it is a verbal quote. Now it is ‘Christopher’. With single quotes.

Why single quotes and not double? I don’t know, except that I’ve been using single quotes in my writing for a long time now. It’s Continental, or at least British, which seems classier.

I put little lines through my sevens, too, like the Germans, although I still draw a 1 with one straight line instead of two.

Looking for examples, I found this article. It shows the various ones but not the sevens. It made me remember that I write my threes and fours a little differently sometimes.

But it says nothing about quotes. Here is the entry on quotes.

TMI? Perhaps. You can choose.