Why do we italicise the term in reply to a suggestion asking for possible terms? I don't mean that we shouldn't, it looks cool, but what's the core reason? Why not bold?

  • Hmm. You're right. So, will this question be closed now? Or should I delete it? Sorry for not thoroughly searching... Sep 2, 2014 at 14:58
  • You can delete it if you want, or else you can leave it and it will be closed as a duplicate, and if anyone ever searches for a similar question, they might find yours, which links to the answer. Sep 2, 2014 at 15:14
  • Okay, It'll remain. Sep 2, 2014 at 15:21
  • ...and happy to oblige. It's all to do with the use-mention distinction (as stated in an answer at that question).
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Sep 2, 2014 at 17:43


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