Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:4936] Ruby Book Eng. translation editor's questions"
    on 00/09/17, Jon Babcock <jon / kanji.com> writes:

|My name is Jon Babcock. I am editing the English translation of the
|Ruby Book (ISBN 4-7561-3254-5 from ASCII). 

Oh, you are the one.  Thank you for the effort.  I myself is the
source of your troubles ;-)

|   ... # *QUESTION* -> What should I call `` here?  'left hand single
|   quotes' ? or just 'single quotes' again, or 'grave accents'??

I often call them `back quotes' or 'back ticks'.

|IOW, should the 4th case above read: 

|c  ... # an alternative grave accents syntax

Perl, which also have the quote x (in the form qx//), calls this
alternative form of COMMAND, and

|d  ... # better idea ...

calls this WORD LIST.  Hope this helps.

							matz.