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Why the forwardslash?!? by Janine on 1999-08-30 01:33:02

I've noticed that everytime someone writes a contraction like I've, won't, it's... there is always a forwardslash before the apostrophe. What does this happen??!?!? Is it yet again another conspiracy planned by the canadians?!?

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Re: Why the forwardslash?!? by tommie on 1999-08-30 02:56:38  |  Reply to this
Re: Why the forwardslash?!? by Amelia (a publishing nerd) on 1999-08-30 05:34:57  |  Reply to this
  It looks different under different browsers and different OS's. I usually get a backward slash, actually. I think it is some oddity of trying to spiff up the plain text. The funny thing is, whatever script it is actually forms the curly quotes and asterisks correctly, but leaves in the slash. It does not seem to interfere with ordinary HTML tags like this bolding, though.
Re: Why the forwardslash?!? by Pedro Grande on 1999-08-31 16:06:32  |  Reply to this
  The forward slash is an internal code set by Microsoft Engineers to let their technicians know that their computers' hard drive is about to die within 14 to 30 days. This gives them time to get a new hard drive or new computer in order that they won't lose any valuable language code information. I suggest you buy a new computer. Immediately.
Re: Why the forwardslash?!? by The Man on 1999-08-31 18:44:10  |  Reply to this
  The forward slashes are because this damn server got compiled with MAGIC_QUOTES in the ON position again. Clearly a clever Canadian tick. Er,trick.
Re: Why the forwardslash?!? by Kid Loco on 1999-09-28 20:12:03  |  Reply to this
  The problem has gone now, for me anyway.
Re: Why the forwardslash?!? by lost prophet on 2002-03-06 11:49:48  |  Reply to this
  just thought i wud bring the oldest topic 2 the top, (btw this topic is bullshite, i hav never noticed ne fwd slash b4 the apostrophe)
Re: Why the forwardslash?!? by Kid. on 2002-03-06 12:02:10  |  Reply to this
  Oddly, I've noticed this problem returning over the last few months, especially in feedback on my web-diary. Its not a large problem, in fact, its quite cute because it just crops up every now and then, and I always thought back to the this topic. So there!