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Coined words, slang, nicknames, and words or phrases used ironically or facetiously may be enclosed in quotation marks at first mention. Thereafter, omit quotation marks. (See also , Typography, Specific Uses of Fonts, Italics.)We further hope that, above all, those who have been fed only “docufiction” on this matter, as if it were truth, will cease to be misled. Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics is not a … synopsis of or a companion to the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, although initially our associates dubbed it “Baby Nelson,” “Half Nelson,” and “Junior Nelson.” It has been said that shoes and latrines are

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