Locating Those Irascible (But Not Quotidian) Quotation Marks (March 29, 2021)

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K          “The practice perplexes me.  Injecting punctuation, even if it is only the utilitarian ‘full stop,’ (‘full stop’,) inside the quotation marks is misleading, inaccurate and inappropriate.  Quotation marks should bracket only the exact statement and absolutely nothing more.” 

J          “That is not the American way.  That may even be un-American.  For some Brits, that is the British way.  Yet I understand your concern.  However, the convention suffices for almost everyone, so I oblige and abide.”

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[See the e-commentary discussing the disruptions in supplies and supply lines at “Covid-19: BAU v. BAU (February 24, 2020)”, the need for more localized farming and regional manufacturing at “Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Basically, Back To Basics:  Finding Food; Printing Rutabagas.  Happy Earth Day! (April 20, 2020)” and three perspectives on our current political, cultural, economic and social circumstances at “On Roiling And Rolling Collapse (March 9, 2015)”.]

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Where do you locate the “air quotes?”  (“air quotes”?)

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