Friday, December 19, 2008

Simple joys #70

When something that would normally be italicized, like a book title, gets reverse-italicized in order to write it in an italicized sentence:

Normal sentence - "I was thinking about reading James Joyce's Ulysses, but the pages smelled like old cheese."

Italicized sentence - "Not long after boarding the Titanic, I got this sinking feeling in my stomach. And it wasn't from old cheese."