Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 08:40:02 EDT From: Larry Horn 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. Larry