Re: Punctuation
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:44:21 -0800 (PST)
Hi Jude and all —

I don’t understand the ??? marks seen in email posts.  Delighted Michael 
Barrett offered a solution.

I, too, use a thoroughly modern MAC.

Along w/ Sharon Villines … I am a member of The Apostrophe Protection Society.

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

On Feb 15, 2015, at 10:31 AM, Jude Foster <foster.jude [at]> wrote:

> not to run this into the punctuation graveyard, but….
> Richard, 
> You must have been reading a single post as an email, or at the website?  
> Because when you replied, the digest had not come through yet.
> Sure enough, in the digest, which came through right after I started this, 
> what I see is this quoted line below (isn’t this true for everyone?)
> The apostrophe and all but the last quotation mark were changed to question 
> marks.
> An interesting phenomenon.  I use a thoroughly modern Mac.  
> I mentioned Ann Z because I saw the question marks in her posts a lot.  ’Tis 
> a mystery. 
> “….. Here?s a test for this note:  ?don?t!”
> cheers with no punctuation marks
> Jude (who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves)
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