Excerpted from Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other typographical Marks by Keith Houston.
typographical problems have been changed and these are highlighted, as are changes made to standardise some hyphenation.
Transcriber's Note: Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note.
Where typographical errors have been corrected in the text, these are listed at the end of the book.
typographical errors have been marked in the text with mouse-hover popups.
Page 34: The typographical error "w ash" was changed to "wash."
typographical errors are marked in the text with mouse-hover popups.
Page 192, that of Borussica: possibly a typographical error for Borussia (Borussica is the adjective).
A series noted for their integral worth and typographical beauties.
Changes made to the text: Obvious punctuation and typographical errors have been corrected silently.