Friday, 25 March 2011

The Book of Unnecessary Quotation Marks

Finished March 23
The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: a celebration of creative punctuation by Bethany Keeley
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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