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Typographic Caterpillars

matthew bardram  on March 21, 2004

Commas eat elms, hops, and nettles? Question marks like hackberries too. Any other hungry punctation out there?


  1. Gary Robbins says:

    The punctuation is much more evident in the butterflies of these species.

  2. Hi Matthew,

    Talking about suspense dots… ;)

  3. Matthew says:

    Suspense dots? It may be my ignorance in the subject talking, but would you mind filling me in.

  4. victor says:

    Miguel is referring (I think) to the ellipsis. In Spanish, they are called suspensive dots (more or less)

  5. Matthew says:

    multiple matthews manifested mayhem. mais….. enough m’s… check sunday morning, have been dealing with things i cannot even post.

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