Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 08:40:02 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: `scare-quotes'
I can't remember my first acquaintance with 'scare-quotes' per se, but I'm
pretty sure the context was either a paper or a talk by a philosopher. I think
the term has been extant in philosophical circles for some time. I'd be in-
terested in actual citations myself, though. On first hearing I probably mis-
parsed it as "scarecrows" before working it out.