Did 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.
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