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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Atonement
- From: Ron Koster <psymon@ISTAR.CA>
- Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 23:38:18 -0500
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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"). %}
P S Y M O N ? ? ? ?