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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhenry View Post
    in the UK they are indeed brackets, although we might know what parentheses are, but unlikely to use that word in general conversation

    Hmmm, didn't know that.

    On my keyboard, what I am calling parentheses, are the shift of 9 and 0 making the symbols (). [ and ], next to the letter "p," are the symbols we seem to call brackets over here. There are also left and right braces, {} which are the shift of the brackets.

    The brackets, as we call them here, are used for the VB code, and some of the CSS code for style sheets used with HTML.
    There is also the < and > symbols, which I've heard called brackets of some sort, but they are the main thingies used in HTML.

    Like I said, I hate myself for bringing it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbear View Post
    Hmmm, didn't know that.

    On my keyboard, what I am calling parentheses, are the shift of 9 and 0 making the symbols (). [ and ], next to the letter "p," are the symbols we seem to call brackets over here. There are also left and right braces, {} which are the shift of the brackets.

    The brackets, as we call them here, are used for the VB code, and some of the CSS code for style sheets used with HTML.
    There is also the < and > symbols, which I've heard called brackets of some sort, but they are the main thingies used in HTML.

    Like I said, I hate myself for bringing it up.
    over here

    ( ) are brackets [ ] are square brackets { } are curly brackets

    and yes there are the < > things as well ,possibly chevron brackets, not sure!

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    Well Ted, this technodunce is defeated! I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. LOL
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    Aha! Thank goodness and thank you Paul, for interpreting.---------I think! LOL
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    Don't worry about it, Jock, it's worse than algebra, formal logic, and grammar mixed together

    Paul, I guess I have heard them called square brackets, and curly brackets, now that I think of it. I would guess it is the same way in Canada for CMcG
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    Parenthetically speaking, I think this topic has been well bracketed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhenry View Post
    . . . there are the < > things as well . . .
    which are called "angle brackets" in the US.

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