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    Question Tilde ~ after Quotations

    Hello :)

    I've noticed that some people add a tilde ~ after a quotation and before the person's name. For example:

    "Blah blah blah blah blah." ~ John Johnson

    Is this a standard things in English? Or it is just a thing invented by people on the Internet?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Tilde ~ after Quotations

    It's not standard in written English.

    Somebody else can answer the second part of the question.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Tilde ~ after Quotations

    Thanks Rover.

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