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    Default Re: Are commas for single words inside or outside the quotation marks? (American Engl

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    This ridiculousness is only superseded by the non-adaption of the metric system.
    Adaption? Superseded? I am not quite sure what you are saying here.
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    Default Re: Are commas for single words inside or outside the quotation marks? (American Engl

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    Adaption? Superseded? I am not quite sure what you are saying here.
    I think he thinks Americans should abandon their birthright and adopt the metric system. I only point out that the system was invented by the French.

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    Default Re: Are commas for single words inside or outside the quotation marks? (American Engl

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    I only point out that the system was invented by the French.
    Well, yours was invented by the British, so you are between a rock and a hard place.
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    Default Re: Are commas for single words inside or outside the quotation marks? (American Engl

    Oops... typo. I meant "adoption".

    This ridiculousness (of putting commas inside quotes in this instance, in the U.S.) is only superseded by the U.S.'s non-adoption of the metric system. The only thing dumber than "inside commas" is not using the metric system. Eh, it's a stretch.

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    Default Re: Are commas for single words inside or outside the quotation marks? (American Engl

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I think he thinks Americans should abandon their birthright and adopt the metric system. I only point out that the system was invented by the French.
    Parts of the USA were colonised by the French, almost as much as by the British. Many parts, of the south especially, have a lingering French connection, family surnames, names of locations, etcetera.

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