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?

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  • Hmm. You're right. So, will this question be closed now? Or should I delete it? Sorry for not thoroughly searching... – Rose Winters Sep 2 '14 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. – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Sep 2 '14 at 15:14
  • Okay, It'll remain. – Rose Winters Sep 2 '14 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 Sep 2 '14 at 17:43

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