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The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
Slogan Misinterpreting bad punctuation since 2005
Type of site blog
Registration none
Available language(s) English
Owner Blogger
Created by Bethany Keeley
Launched July 1, 2005
Alexa rank 188,151
Current status online

The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks is a blog about the misuse of English quotation marks. The main author, Bethany Keeley, carries a camera phone around her town, taking photographs of signs, notes and advertisements that misuse quotation marks, usually intended as emphasis. The blog has seven other official authors.[1]

Readers often send in their photos of unnecessary quotation marks, along with a humorous comment that intentionally misinterprets the depicted sign. The blog was started in 2005, and after being featured on Yahoo! became an Internet phenomenon.[2]



The theme of the blog has become an Internet meme. On occasion, some businesses will correct their signs after being featured on the blog.[3] In May 2008, blogger removed unnecessary quotation marks from a cancel button on the service's delete page.[4]

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