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As an editor, I have a "special" place in my heart for the unintentional hilarity caused by grammatical gaffes, unfortunate typos, and poor punctuation, so Bethany Keeley's Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks gave me plenty of chuckles.
Recommended by Sheila A., Powells.com

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"You've seen them on billboards, church marquees, and bathroom stalls: a pair of renegade quotation marks that ultimately results in an unfortunate, unintentional innuendo. You might think that a book comprised solely of photos of publicly displayed punctuation gaffes, accompanied by witty commentary, might get old after awhile. Well, you would be wrong.

The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, based on the popular blog created by Bethany Keeley, features reader-contributed photos of these superfluous punctuation faux pas. Megan Zabel, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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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.

Synopsis:

In this celebration of creative punctuation, Keeley surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed facts.

About 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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hickcrazy1, August 15, 2010 (view all comments by hickcrazy1)
I am a collector of gaffe quotations and I truly appreciate the effort composing this book required. The changes such punctuation brings to a notice or a menu item can be really hilarious. This book is a fine time passer and a great gift item.
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gwaym, August 12, 2010 (view all comments by gwaym)
If you can judge this book by it's cover it should certaily be a "great" one :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811876452
Author:
Keeley, Bethany
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.25x5.27x.75 in. .82 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811876452 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

As an editor, I have a "special" place in my heart for the unintentional hilarity caused by grammatical gaffes, unfortunate typos, and poor punctuation, so Bethany Keeley's Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks gave me plenty of chuckles.

"Review A Day" by , "You've seen them on billboards, church marquees, and bathroom stalls: a pair of renegade quotation marks that ultimately results in an unfortunate, unintentional innuendo. You might think that a book comprised solely of photos of publicly displayed punctuation gaffes, accompanied by witty commentary, might get old after awhile. Well, you would be wrong.

The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, based on the popular blog created by Bethany Keeley, features reader-contributed photos of these superfluous punctuation faux pas. (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Synopsis" by , In this celebration of creative punctuation, Keeley surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed facts.
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