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 Post subject: Superscripted "1" starting in Endnote 24
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:13 pm 
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So, in endnote 24, there's a section where each word of the title of one of the films has a superscripted 1 next to it, much like a footnote. However, there were no actual footnotes related to it. The titles of the films also started running into and over whatever word came after. I thought it was just the cheeky pretentiousness of the films, but then I saw it happen again on page 82.

I thought it might refer back to endnote 1, but endnote one is the chemical name of crystal meth, so I'm at a loss.

Anyone care to explain what this means?


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 Post subject: Re: Superscripted "1" starting in Endnote 24
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:26 am 
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Mine doesn't have that. I think mine's 1st edition. Maybe yours is Lithuanian bootleg?


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 Post subject: Re: Superscripted "1" starting in Endnote 24
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:19 am 
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Mine either - picture?


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 Post subject: Re: Superscripted "1" starting in Endnote 24
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:21 am 
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I've got the same thing. I think it's a misprint because later in those endnotes, there is some overlapping text. I think someone goofed.


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 Post subject: Re: Superscripted "1" starting in Endnote 24
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:51 am 
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Yeah I think this is a printing error in some versions of the 10th anniversary paperback. Mine has it in end-note 24 as well as in a couple other spots, always next to italicized words.


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 Post subject: Re: Superscripted "1" starting in Endnote 24
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:32 pm 
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There seem to be a few printing problems in this 2006 paperback edition. Mine does have this problem on p. 990, and others have posted about it in different threads.

http://infinitesummer.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=83


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 Post subject: Re: Superscripted "1" starting in Endnote 24
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:13 am 
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Thanks for the explanation. I should have looked harder.

I'm just glad I wasn't so completely lost that I just "didn't get" these mysterious numbers and correlate their meaning.


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