The Book of 'Unnecessary' Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation

The Book of 'Unnecessary' Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation

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by Bethany Keeley
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452103365
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,000,341
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

Bethany Keeley is a graduate student, blogger, and writer who lives in Athens, Georgia. She is also the founder and author of the Blog of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks.

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The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"great" food o_0
AndreaApple More than 1 year ago
I chose this book as a gift for my extremely humorous English teacher. He loved it. I would like to note, it is definitely not JUST for the grammar nut in your life. The captions by the author are so sarcastic and hilarious it really makes the pictures that are featured even funnier. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good laugh that takes some imagination.