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Solved: The Case of the Elements Separated at Birth
How were the identical quote twins found to be imposters so quickly?
As you've no doubt guessed by now, <q> and <blockquote> were
discovered as soon as they went to work and began to
mark up text. <q> 's normally unobtrusive little quotes
were popping out into blocks of their own, while
<blockquote> 's quotes were suddenly being lost inside
regular paragraphs of text. In follow-up interviews with
the victims of the pranks, one editor complained, “I lost
an entire page of liner quotes thanks to these wackos.” After
being reprimanded and sent back to their respective jobs, <blockquote>
and <q> fessed up to their wives, who immediately left town together in a
T-Bird convertible. But that's a whole 'nother story (it didn't end well).
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