quotationmarksDid you know Sept. 24 is National Punctuation Day? It’s true! There are so many punctuation marks and we use them every day; we think punctuation should be celebrated all month long. So every Friday in September, we’re going to celebrate our favorite punctuation marks with a little history on our blog and a unique image created by our digital design team. Today, we’re giving homage to the quotation mark.

Now a little history from our Copy Editor, Brooke.

The quotation mark has been around for quite some time… it was created to indicate a speaker in the first century of typesetting. It shows a direct quote. Among other uses, in modern English, quotation marks can also indicate ironic words or sarcasm.

We leave you with.

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott, The Office

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