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Re: Atonement



At 22:19 26/01/98 EST, Orren Cowbooth wrote:
>Does the phrase mind your p's and q's have anything to do with the
>distribution of type?

Assuming that that's a serious question, then no, actually, it's a
reference to beer (seriously), as in "mind your pints and quarts" that goes
back to the tyme of ye olde tavernes in merrie Englande.

However, I suppose that's also where ye olde typesetterres and booke
bynderres used to hang out, so, in that sense, I suppose the answer to your
question might be "yes" (or "aye, ladd"). %}

Ron :)

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