Posted: Feb 09, 2018 8:32 pm
by felltoearth
jamest wrote:
felltoearth wrote:Jamest, why do you keep using square parentheses like someone else is editing your posts?

Have a word, squire.

Erm, I did a short writing course about two decades ago and picked up the habit there. I guess my teacher was a muppet.

Ok. Round parentheses are for asides and disgressions (parenthetical statements). Square or bracket is for a third party interjecting editorial content, e.g. when an editor marks [sic] after a spelling or grammatical mistake in a quoted passage. It can also be used when nested in round parentheses, but I can't say I've ever seen that.

This is all parenthetical to the issue at hand however...