IVP - Behind the Books - The Nettlesome Problem of Quotation Marks

December 4, 2007

The Nettlesome Problem of Quotation Marks

Chris Farley turned the excessive use of quotation marks into an iconic moment of cultural insight with his "Bennet Brower commentary" on Saturday Night Live. The TV show Friends went after the air quotes conundrum as well. But for as consistent and prophetic a running commentary that a specialist in grammar and punctuation can be expected to provide, visit The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. You'll laugh, you'll "cry," you'll be plagued with self-doubt. Have "fun"!

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at December 4, 2007 11:27 AM Bookmark and Share


I rather like air quotes myself, in moderation. It's fun to embody punctuation. All this talk makes me wonder how punctuation may have been embodied in previous generations.

Comment by: L.L. Barkat at December 5, 2007 1:57 PM

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