The Other Mike mentioned in the comments that things can get a little screwy when using symbols in comments. True dat. I figured a comments preview function may help to some degree. It doesn’t solve the larger issue, but it shows you what’s going to get all funny lookin’ if you keep it the way it is.
So, next time you write a comment, take a look just below the comments box for a preview of what you’re writing. This may be particularly useful for people who think they’re Herman Melville or something.
For the WordPress bloggers in the crowd, here’s a link to the comments preview plugin I used.