The pilcrow (¶), also called the paragraph mark, paragraph sign, paraph, alinea (Latin: a linea, "off the line"), or blind P, is a typographical character for individual paragraphs. It is present in Unicode as U+00B6 ¶ pilcrow sign (HTML ¶ · ¶).
Linguistical Lois Of Oregon was first, and correct, with:
Excuse me while I whip out my Big Blue Book Of Grammar and
Punctuation! Yes, here it is; the BLIND P, used to denote a
What the hell. I thought a blind pee was something that
happened after the seventh beer of the morning.
addendum to Saturnday Trivia
P.S. Dale, thanks a lot for the saggy old boob pictures.
Like I don't see enough of THAT in the bathroom mirror. Feh.
Alan J said:
the pilcrow is also known as a
as opposed to a pill crow
Paragraph mark, or blind p. It's the thing that shows up at the end of paragraphs in a word processor when you view nonprinting characters.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
The pilcrow , also called the paragraph mark, paragraph sign, paraph, alinea , or blind P, is a typographical character for individual paragraphs
The paragraph mark, paragraph sign, paraph, alinea (Latin: a line?, "off the line"), or blind P, is a typographical character for individual paragraphs.
Oops, more than two words.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
It's a paragraph mark. For all of you that don't remember, a paragraph is a self-contained unit of a discourse in writing dealing with a particular point or idea. It's a lost art for many of today's rambling wordsmiths.
Lois, next Friday be prepared for the retrospective: "Filthy Sluts Swapping Santorum."
MAM , returning, wrote:
Paragraph mark ~ A typographical character for individual paragraphs.
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U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein's ruling Friday gives the government, which has fought the case for over a decade, two months to decide whether to appeal before the photos could be released.
The American Civil Liberties Union has been seeking to make the photos, including images from the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, public in the name of holding m public in the name of holding government accountable.
It's unclear how many more photographs may exist. The government has said it has 29 relevant pictures from at least seven different sites in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it's believed to have perhaps hundreds or thousands more, Hellerstein said in a ruling in August. He said some photos he had seen "are relatively innocuous while others need more serious consideration," and he has ruled that any images that would be released would be redacted to protect the identities of people in them.
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In handing out its penalty, the appeals court said it had admonished Dow before and its decision to suspend him from practicing before the court was warranted given the nature of the rules violation, according to court papers.
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The 'Temple in Londonderry' made by US sculptor David Best known for its participation in the Burning Man festivals, burns during the ceremonial torched ceremony in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 21 March 2015. The temple has been used as a space for contemplation and remembrance and people have been leaving messages inside the structure. Made from a timber frame, some sections have been designed and cut by young people from Derry under the artist direction.
Photo by Paul McErlane
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