The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
|The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks|
|Slogan||Misinterpreting bad punctuation since 2005|
Type of site
|Created by||Bethany Keeley|
|Launched||July 1, 2005|
The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks is a blog about the misuse of English quotation marks. The blog features photographs of signs, notes and advertisements that misuse quotation marks, usually intended as emphasis. Most photographs are reader submissions, curated and commented on by blog author Bethany Keeley-Jonker, who generally intentionally misinterprets the depicted sign..
The theme of the blog has become an Internet meme. On occasion, some businesses will correct their signs after being featured on the blog. In May 2008, Blogger removed unnecessary quotation marks from a cancel button on the service's delete page.
- "Bethany Keeley's Blogger profile".
- Noveck, Jocelyn (2007-09-01). "Blogger "exposes" Annoying Quote Abuse". The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.: The Washington Post Company). Retrieved 2008-06-26.
- Keeley, Bethany (2008-03-18). "influence". The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
- Blogger (2008-05-09). "Updates and Bug Fixes for May 9th". Blogger Buzz. Retrieved 2010-01-18.