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"In the first study of the series, the psychologists already had shown that italicized and other disfluent fonts prompted the sensation of psychological distance."
"Using this research-based theory, it is safe to assume, therefore, that people residing in Tokyo have a more symbolic notion of New York than New Yorkers have of themselves."
Why I always suspected the same thing but wasn't sure until I saw it in italics :-)
If publishers in the 16th century had choosen italic for the main text and roman for emphasis these conclusions would have been the reverse.
Thank G I just ate a very nice grilled sea bass.
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Bert Vanderveen BNO