The Book of "unnecessary" Quotation Marks

The Book of "unnecessary" Quotation Marks

A Celebration of Creative Punctuation

Book - 2010
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From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language. Who wouldn't have second thoughts about ordering the "hamburger" on the diner's menu? Would it be best to skip the "blowout" sale at the department store? What hidden price must be paid for something marked "free"? Assembled by the creator of the wildly popular "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, this book surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed "facts." This smarty-pants guide is "perfect" for desperate grammarians, habitual air quoters, and anyone who appreciates a good laugh.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780811876452
0811876454
Branch Call Number: 428.2302 K246b 2010
Characteristics: 176 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 19 cm

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Yavin
May 22, 2020

Nothing special, just a fun little read that will amuse those who love correct punctuation.

JewelMcLatchy May 01, 2014

Read as e-book from NBPLS Electronic Library / amusing for the most part, but don't expect literary greatness; simply a collection of photographic evidence of the misuse of quotation marks.

Cdnbookworm Apr 16, 2011

This is one of those short, humorous books that have you chuckling as you read. As a lover of words, grammar and punctuation, I was naturally drawn to this one.
It includes photos of signs with quotation marks in, surprise surprise, unnecessary places. Keeley groups them into categories like "Work", "Restaurants", etc. and a short comment is included with each one.
It really does make you wonder what goes through people's heads when they are making these signs. It also reflects sadly on our educational system that people misuse quotation marks so badly.
A fun book.

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