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[quote user="keelansgrandad"]Are they really punctuation?

You don''t see braces much anymore. Of course the movie of Clockwork Orange made them famous.

And as an ex printer I have to point out that these

( )

are not brackets but parenthesis

{ }

are brackets.[/quote]Aaargghhh! Isn''t this the difference between what they are called in English English and in American English? In the former they are brackets (), square brackets [] and then braces {}, and the latter parentheses (), brackets [] and braces {}.

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