Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 13:43:57 EDT From: Larry Horn 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