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2.5 What is an ObQuote? (alt.quotations newsgroup)




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This article is from the Quotations FAQ, by Sir Hans dok@fwi.uva.nl Jason Newquist jrnewquist@ucdavis.edu with numerous contributions by others.

2.5 What is an ObQuote? (alt.quotations newsgroup)


Noblesse oblige. [Nobility has its obligations.]
Gaston Pierre Marc, Duc de L\'evis (1764-1830)
"Maximes et Reflexions" (1812 ed.)
``Morale: Maximes et Pr¿ceptes'' no. 73

Whenever you feel the need to post to alt.quotations, and your
posting does not already include a quote added by you in the course of
posting or answering, it is considered good manners to supply a quote
anyway--this is, after all, alt.quotations. This quote is known, and
usually announced accordingly, as an ``obligatory quote''--an
ObQuote for short. In alt.quotations, your wittiness is judged by the
relevancy of your ObQuotes.

 

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