… this is not an acceptable number of nested quotation marks.

Is it sad that I'm pleased to see proper nesting that switches between double and single instead of the casual double in double I see all over the internet?

@kissmeagainarthas I mean... no (properly formatted type is important!).

Buuuuuuuut... it is also a professionally published novel that's been in print for over sixty years, in multiple editions and languages and movie, so they've certainly had the time and resources to have gotten it right by now!


Considering how many professionally published books I've screamed “Who the fuck edited this?” at, I still tend to be surprised when things are correct.

@kissmeagainarthas So like the actual answer to that, particularly for anything published in the last few decades, is that most copyediting and even some editing jobs have been outsourced to casualized freelancers, and production timelines in general have been massively shortened. So less time + less eyeballs = more mistakes in final products.

Plus something that's been in print for decades has had a lot more time and print runs to get things "right".

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