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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Quotation Marks, Pictures and the Beginning of a Rant



My daughter writes, "I know incorrectly used quotation marks are a pet peeve of yours. Better look at this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/22/7-awesome-examples-of-unn_n_330321.html?slidenumber=zubE9QcPQnA%3D "

I loved it. All in pictures. Having said that, it didn't really cover those quotation marks so many use around slang or colloquialisms when they don't need to. Hey! We "know" those words! See the quotations around "know?" Don't need them there, either!

Oh, fear my daughter may have gotten me on a roll here. The start of a rant! Quick, click on the link for the pictures before I get started. (-:



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Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978515870. Learn more about her other authors' aids at www.howtodoitfrugally.com, where writers will find lists and other helps on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog.

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