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Caps: tuba. Quotes: theremin. Italics: violin

by Staraj on April 7, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Confession: I changed this six twice — though not the italics analogy. I initially had boldface equating to the tuba. But since I always use all caps for emphasis, I made a change. For quotes, I first had zither; however, it wasn't quite "odd" enough for use here. Enter theremin. And for italics . . . the ONLY partner is violin. BTW — I changed this backstory more times than I can remember. :-)


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