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WMD unable to render markup inside words

Here's a comment I left on a post earlier:

The only thing is that I was wanting to assemble bytecode, not *dis*assemble it. :-)

I put the asterisks around dis because I wanted those three letters to be italicized. Should they have been?

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Related question - loosely - how do you get back-ticks into running text? Makes annotating shell scripts hard - the only way I've found is to put the text into a code block. But that can interrupt the flow of a paragraph. –  Jonathan Leffler Sep 27 '09 at 18:21

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No. It won't work in the middle of words.

It's part of the Three Markdown Gotchas.

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I'm sad now. :-( –  Jason Baker Sep 27 '09 at 13:14

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