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What is the origin of the nickname, "Texas quotes"?

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From:
Thom Boyer
Date:
December 6, 2007 10:28
Subject:
What is the origin of the nickname, "Texas quotes"?
Message ID:
47582514.1050601@boyers.org
 From S02:
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    The double angles may be written either with French quotes, «$foo
    @bar[]»||, or with "Texas" quotes, <<$foo @bar[]>>,|| as the ASCII
    workaround.

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I'm curious about the naming of "Texas" quotes.

My guess is that the name is inspired by the existence of a town called 
Paris, Texas. That city's name might remind you of France, but isn't the 
real thing. Similarly, <<Texas Quotes>>|| might remind you of «French 
Quotes», but they're not quite as elegant.

Have I got that right?
=thom

Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing 
whatever you think is worth doing.
--Dr. Jubal Harshaw in /To Sail Beyond the Sunset/, by Robert A. Heinlein


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