Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 13:43:57 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: scare quotes
Barbara Abbott reminds me that some philosophers (Putnam, maybe in "The Meaning
of Meaning", 1975?) refers to them as "shudder quotes". These terms were both
extant in philosopher circles as of the 1970's, but might be older. I wouldn't
be surprised to find one of them--probably the "shudder" variety--in J. L.
Austin's work. --Larry