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The Emergence Of Brackets And Parentheses

The Brackets as a form of punctuation came in the 14th century, first used by the Italian scholar Coluccio Salutati.

It was used 1500 years earlier (as a parenthesis) to separate one text from the other, forming a digression. The more subtle usage inside sentences came much later.

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Beside the point? Punctuation is dead, long live punctuation – Florence Hazrat | Aeon Essays

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