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Old 02-13-2009, 12:01 AM   #7
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And there is also CamelCase - much beloved by programmers and those with unfortunate domain names (like ExpertsExchange for instance).

I wonder who decides on the creatures to name these things after?

Which reminds me, last night, I learnt the origin of the phrase "getting hold of the wrong end of the stick" - which I am sure all you expert typographers will know already, but I'll repeat it here for those of us who aren't!

The stick (aka composing stick) is the holder that a typesetter uses to assemble a line of type (by picking capitals from the upper case of letters, and small letters from the lower case, of course!), before putting it in the forme. If you accidentally hold the wrong end, you get the letters reversed (desrever) on the print, because you are putting them in from the wrong end.
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